Veteran movie director George Sidney, famed for such musicals as "Anchors Aweigh," "Kiss Me Kate" and "Annie Get Your Gun," died at his Las Vegas home on Sunday, trade paper Daily Variety reported. Sidney, who was 85, succumbed to complications of lymphoma, the paper said in its Monday edition. In 1963, he directed Presley and Ann-Margret in "Viva Las Vegas," considered one of the better entries in the rock legend's woeful Hollywood career. Sidney's last film was the 1968 British musical "Half a Sixpence," starring Tommy Steele.
Source: Reuters / Updated: May 6, 2002