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He directed his young nephew Jackie Cooper in the 1931 film Skippy. During the filming, he threatened to shoot Cooper's dog if the child actor could not cry for the scene, according to Cooper's 1981 autobiography Please Don't Shoot My Dog. Taurog won the 1931 Academy Award for Best Director for the film.
In the 1960s, Taurog directed several of the Elvis Presley films.
For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Norman Taurog has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1600 Vine Street.
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