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Jules Dassin (1911–2008)

Jules Dassin was an Academy Award-nominated director, screenwriter and actor best known for his films Rififi (1955), Never on Sunday (1960), and Topkapi (1964). He was born Julius Samuel Dassin on 18 December 1911, in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. He was one of eight children of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Samuel Dassin and Berthe Vogel. Young ... See full bio »


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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage Play: Magdalena. Musical. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Louis B. Mayer's arm around your shoulder meant his hand was closer to your throat. See more »


In 1968, was nominated for two Tony Awards: as Best Director (Musical) and as author of the book of Best Musical nominee "Ilya, Darling," a musical version of his film Never on Sunday (1960). See more »

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