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Otto Preminger

Otto Ludwig Preminger (December 5, 1906 - April 23, 1986) was a film director. Born in Vienna, 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.

After the war, he became one of the most consistent Hollywood directors of the 1950s and early 1960s - delivering intelligent and entertaining films, often literary adaptations, albeit rather melodramatic or heavy-going on occasion.

Notable films include Anatomy of a Murder with James Stewart and Ben Gazzara[?], Advise and Consent with an on-form Charles Laughton, and Bonjour Tritesse with David Niven and Deborah Kerr.

Through a relationship with Gypsy Rose Lee he had one child, the screenwriter Eric Lee Preminger.

Otto Preminger died in 1986 and was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York.

Filmography
Die Grosse Liebe (1931), Under Your Spell (1936), Danger, Love at Work (1937), Margin for Error (1943), In the Meantime, Darling (1944), Laura (1944), Czarina (1945), Fallen Angel (1945), Forever Amber (1947), Daisy Kenyon (1947), The Fan (1949), Whirlpool (1949), Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950), The 13th Letter (1951), Angel Face (1952), The Moon is Blue (1953), Carmen Jones (1954), River of No Return (1954), One Man Mutiny (1955), The Man with the Golden Arm (1956), Saint Joan (1957), Bonjour Tritesse (1958), Porgy and Bess (1959), Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Exodus (1960), Advise and Consent (1962), The Cardinal (1963), In Harm's Way (1964), Bunny Lake is Missing (1965), Hurry Sundown (1967), Tell Me That You Love Me (1968), Skidoo (1968), Such Good Friends (1971), Rosebud (1975), The Human Factor (1979).

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.



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