Knowledge Identifier: +Otto_Preminger
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1905.
Countries: United States (63%), United Kingdom (9%), Austria (8%)
Linked to: Academy Award for Best Director, Democratic Party, Jews, Motion Picture Association of America
After the assassination in 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne, which led to the Great War, Russia entered the war on the Serbian side, and tsarist armies began to invade Eastern Europe
In 1915, Markus relocated his family to Vienna , the city that Otto later claimed to have been born in
Preminger expected acclaim for "Laura" would promote him to work on better pictures, but his professional fate was in the hands of Zanuck, who had Preminger take over for the ailing Ernst Lubitsch on "A Royal Scandal", a remake of Lubitsch's own 1924 silent "Forbidden Paradise", starring Pola Negri as Catherine the Great
In 1930, a wealthy industrialist from Graz approached the rising young theater director with an offer to direct a film called "Die große Liebe"
Artur Berger - In 1931 he and Siegfried Bernfeld collaborated on the screenplay for "Die große Liebe", the first film directed by Otto Preminger
Judith Anderson - This role led to several film appearances during the 1940s in such films as "Lady Scarface" , "Kings Row" , "All Through the Night" , Otto Preminger's "Laura" with Gene Tierney, Ben Hecht's "Specter of the Rose" , Jean Renoir's "The Diary of a Chambermaid" , and a particularly memorable turn as Emily Brent in René Clair's "And Then There Were None"
Hoping to duplicate the success of MGM's 1944 musical "Meet Me in St. Louis", Zanuck enlisted both Preminger and composer Jerome Kern
Over the spring and early summer of 1948 Otto renovated Wilde's play into "The Fan", which starred Madeleine Carroll
Barbara Bel Geddes - From 1951 to 1953, Bel Geddes played 924 performances of the Otto Preminger hit comedy "The Moon Is Blue"
Carl Zuckmayer - He wrote the screenplay for "Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach", the German language version of Otto Preminger's 1953 film "The Moon is Blue"
Carmen Jones (film) - "'Carmen Jones"' is a 1954 American musical film produced and directed by Otto Preminger
Porgy and Bess (film) - "'Porgy and Bess"' is a 1959 American musical film directed by Otto Preminger
Otto Plaschkes - By 1960, he was assistant director to Otto Preminger on "Exodus" and in 1962 worked as a production assistant on "Lawrence of Arabia"
David Opatoshu - He returned to his heritage as the Irgun terrorist leader in Otto Preminger's 1960 film "Exodus"
Elfi von Dassanowsky - In Hollywood in the 1960s, she resisted becoming a trendy Euro-starlet and preferred to remain behind the camera as a vocal coach for director/producer Otto Preminger
Jerry Fielding - In 1962, Otto Preminger selected him for the score of "Advise and Consent", his first major film composition
Franchot Tone - On film, he received acclaim as the charismatic, dying president in Otto Preminger's 1962 film version of "Advise & Consent"
Henry Morton Robinson - The novel was adapted to an Academy *award nominated film in 1963, directed by Otto Preminger and starring Tom Tryon
John Mortimer - In 1965, he and his wife wrote the screen play for the Otto Preminger film "Bunny Lake is Missing"
Luke Askew - He made his film debut in Otto Preminger's "Hurry Sundown" , but was first noticed as an actor for his role in the 1967 film "Cool Hand Luke"
Hurry Sundown (film) - "'Hurry Sundown"' is a 1967 American drama film produced and directed by Otto Preminger
Peter Weller - Weller's stage career began in the 1970s with appearances on Broadway in "Full Circle", directed by Otto Preminger, and "Summer Brave", William Inge's rewrite of his play "Picnic"
Otto Preminger died in New York City in 1986, aged 80, from lung cancer after suffering from Alzheimer's disease