Born Dec 30, 1906. From Putney, London, England.
English director Carol Reed began his career in acting, following the path of his father, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (founder of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), but quickly became an assistant director in Autumn Crocus and Loyalties. Merely a year later he went on to direct It Happened in Paris (1935). He is most known for The Third Man (1949) and The Fallen Idol (1948), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and Oliver! (1969), which earned him that Oscar.