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Otto Ludwig Preminger (December 5, 1906April 23, 1986) was a film director. December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...


Born in Vienna, of assimilated Jewish ancestry, he worked with Max Reinhardt before emigrating to America. At first he directed and acted for 20th Century Fox, his Austrian accent typecasting him as a screen Nazi, despite his Jewish background. Vienna (German: Wien ; Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian: Beč, Czech: Vídeň, Hungarian: Bécs, Greek: Βιέννη, Romanian: Viena, Romani: Bech or Vidnya, Russian: Вена, Slovak: Viedeň, Slovenian: Dunaj, Dutch: Wenen) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... This article describes some ethnic, historic, and cultural aspects of the Jewish identity; for a consideration of the Jewish religion, refer to the article Judaism. ... Max Reinhardt Max Reinhardt (born September 9, 1873 in Baden bei Wien; died October 31, 1943 in New York City) was an influential Austrian director and actor. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... National Socialism redirects here. ...


After the war, he became well known as a Hollywood director in the 1950s and early 1960s — delivering films that were well received by critics such as Andrew Sarris. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Andrew Sarris is a film critic and a leading proponent of the Auteur theory of criticism. ...


The bald-headed Preminger was known to fulfill the stereotype of the demanding Teutonic terror, in the vein of directors such as Erich von Stroheim and Fritz Lang. He was well-respected by some, but was often antagonistic towards his actors: Dyan Cannon once commented that she didn't think "he was capable of directing his nephew to the bathroom." Nonetheless, he was credited with helping break down the ingrained Catholic censorship then controlling motion pictures by dint of his demands, creativity and control. Erich von Stroheim (September 22, 1885 – May 12, 1957) was a filmmaker and actor, noted for his arrogant Teutonic character parts. ... Friedrich Anton Christian Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-American film director, screenwriter and occasional film producer, one of the best known émigrés from Germanys school of expressionism. ... Samile Diane Friesen (born January 4, 1937 in Tacoma, Washington to a Baptist father and a Jewish mother), better known as Dyan Cannon, is an American film and television actress. ...


Notable films include: Anatomy of a Murder with James Stewart, Lee Remick, George C. Scott and Ben Gazzara. Laura a much admired film noir starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. Advise and Consent starring an on-form Charles Laughton. Bonjour Tristesse with David Niven and Deborah Kerr. He also acted in a few movies; his most notable role is that of the warden of a German POW camp in Stalag 17. Anatomy of a Murder is a 1959 film which tells the story of a man charged with murdering a man who may have raped his wife; the bulk of the films plot revolves around the drama as it unfolds in court. ... Jimmy Stewart, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film actor beloved for his persona as an average guy who faces adversity and tries to do the right thing, an image which was largely reflected in his own personality. ... Lee Remick Lee Remick (December 14, 1935 - July 2, 1991), was an American actress admired for her versality and her great beauty. ... George C Scott as General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubricks George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was a film/stage actor, director, and producer. ... The Killing of a Chinese Bookie DVD cover featuring Gazzara Ben Gazzara (born Biagio Anthony Gazzara on August 28, 1930, in New York City), is an actor in television and motion pictures. ... Laura is a 1944 film noir which tells the story of a police detective, investigating a womans murder, who falls in love with her portrait. ... Gene Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American actress. ... Dana Andrews Dana Andrews (January 1, 1909 - December 17, 1992) was an American actor. ... Advise and Consent is a political novel written by Allen Drury and published in 1959. ... Charles Laughton as photographed in 1940 by Carl Van Vechten Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 - 15 December 1962) was a British-born American stage and film actor. ... Bonjour Tristesse (in English, Hello, Sadness) is a novel by Françoise Sagan. ... David Niven was the second unofficial James Bond. ... Deborah Kerr Deborah Kerr CBE (born 30 September 1921) is a Scottish actress and a recipient of an Academy Honorary Award for a motion picture career that has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance. ... Stalag 17 is a 1953 film which tells the story of a group of American soldiers held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp who come to believe one of their number is a traitor. ...


In the 1960s Batman television series, Preminger was one of three actors who played Mr. Freeze. Adam West, who portrayed Batman recalls Preminger as incredibly rude and unpleasant, and that all members of the cast were secretly delighted when he was subsequently pursued for unpaid dues by the Screen Actors Guild. Burt Ward as Robin and Adam West as Batman Batman was the title of an exceptionally popular TV series based on the comic-book character Batman that aired on ABC TV for 2 1/2 seasons from 12 January 1966 to 14 March 1968. ... Mister Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries) is a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of Batman. ... Adam West Adam West (born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, USA) is best known as the actor who played the role of Batman on the original television program that ran from 1966 to 1968. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man, and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Ingo Preminger, who produced the 1970 M*A*S*H movie, is Otto Preminger's brother. Ingwald Preminger (25 February 1911 - 12 June 2006) was an Austrian-born film producer. ... MASH is a 1970 satirical American dark comedy film directed by Robert Altman, based on the novel written by Richard Hooker. ...


Through an extramarital relationship with Gypsy Rose Lee he had one child, writer and screenwriter Erik Lee Preminger. The Screaming Mimi (1958) Gypsy Rose Lee (February 9, 1911 - April 26, 1970) was an American actress and burlesque entertainer. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Erik Lee Preminger was born on December 11, 1944 in New York City and is an American writer and actor. ...


During his marriage, he engaged in an affair with Dorothy Dandridge, who wanted him to leave his wife and marry her. Dorothy Dandridge on the cover of LIFE (Nov 1954), portrait by Philippe Halsman Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American actress. ...


Otto Preminger died in 1986, aged 79, of cancer and Alzheimer's disease, and was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York. When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... Located in The Bronx, Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City. ... The Bronx is the northernmost of the five Boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ...


Filmography

Under Your Spell is the fourth track on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer album, Once More, With Feeling. ... Laura is a 1944 film noir which tells the story of a police detective, investigating a womans murder, who falls in love with her portrait. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Fallen Angel is a 1945 black-and-white film noir-style movie directed by Otto Preminger. ... Forever Amber is a romance novel by Kathleen Winsor that was made into a movie by 20th Century Fox. ... Daisy Kenyon (1947) is a romantic melodrama starring Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews as three people involved in a romantic triangle in postwar New York City. ... Richard Conte and Gene Tierney in Whirlpool Whirlpool is an Otto Preminger film noir, starring Gene Tierney as the kleptomaniac wife of a psychoanalyst. ... Where the Sidewalk Ends is a 1950 film directed by Otto Preminger starring Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, and Karl Malden. ... The 13th Letter is a 1951 film directed by Otto Preminger. ... Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in Angel Face Angel Face is a 1952 black-and-white film shot in the film noir style. ... Stalag 17 is a 1953 film which tells the story of a group of American soldiers held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp who come to believe one of their number is a traitor. ... The Moon Is Blue is a 1953 comedy film directed by Otto Preminger which tells the story of a young girl who meets an architect in the Empire State Building and quickly turns his life upside down. ... Carmen Jones was a 1943 Broadway musical, later also performed a 1954 musical film; the play also ran for a season in 1991 at Londons Old Vic. ... The movie River of No Return is a classic gem starring two of the silver screens greats stars Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. ... The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell is a film directed by Otto Preminger in 1955. ... The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 film which tells the story of a heroin addict who got clean while in prison but struggles to stay straight in the outside world. ... Saint Joan is the title of: a 1923 play by George Bernard Shaw a 1957 movie (based on the play) directed by Otto Preminger Saint Joan of Portugal was a Princess of Portugal, daughter of Afonso V of Portugal. ... Bonjour Tristesse (in English, Hello, Sadness) is a novel by Françoise Sagan. ... The cast of Porgy and Bess during the Boston try-out prior to the Broadway opening. ... Anatomy of a Murder is a 1959 film which tells the story of a man charged with murdering a man who may have raped his wife; the bulk of the films plot revolves around the drama as it unfolds in court. ... Exodus Exodus is a 1960 film starring Paul Newman. ... Advise and Consent is a political novel written by Allen Drury and published in 1959. ... This article needs cleanup. ... In Harms Way is a 1965 film, produced and directed by Otto Preminger and distributed by Paramount Pictures. ... Bunny Lake is Missing is a film in the psychological thriller genre directed by Otto Preminger. ... Hurry Sundown is a 1967 film starring Michael Caine. ... Skidoo is the title of a 1968 comedy film, directed by Otto Preminger, and released by Paramount Pictures, with storyline by Doran William Cannon. ... The Human Factor (ISBN 0679409920) is an espionage novel by Graham Greene, first published in 1978 and adapted into a 1979 film by Otto Preminger. ...

Awards

Preminger received one Oscar nomination for Best Picture for Anatomy of a Murder. He was twice nominated for the best director award for Laura and for The Cardinal. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... Anatomy of a Murder is a 1959 film which tells the story of a man charged with murdering a man who may have raped his wife; the bulk of the films plot revolves around the drama as it unfolds in court. ... Laura is a 1944 film noir which tells the story of a police detective, investigating a womans murder, who falls in love with her portrait. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


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Otto Preminger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (460 words)
Otto Ludwig Preminger (December 5, 1906 – April 23, 1986) was a film director.
The bald-headed Preminger was known to fulfill the stereotype of the demanding Teutonic terror, in the vein of directors such as Erich von Stroheim and Fritz Lang.
Otto Preminger died in 1986, aged 79, of cancer and Alzheimer's disease, and was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York.
Otto Preminger (2547 words)
Otto Preminger was born in 1905 (not 1906, as usually reported), the son of a prosecutor for the Austrian Empire.
Preminger represents the height of the kind of cinema Rivette defines here (which might be called "classical"): one in which bodies, movements, spaces, gestures, and dialogue are contained within an ever-changing unity, the transcendental comprehension of which is both the task of the work and an elusive promise held out by the medium.
Otto Preminger with Gene Tierney and Walter Pidgeon at Cannes in 1962.
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