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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 »


(age 96) in Athens, Greece

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Stage Play: Two's Company. Musical revue. Music by Vernon Duke. Lyrics by Ogden Nash. Additional Lyrics by Sammy Cahn. Sketches by Charles Sherman [final Broadway credit]. Sketches written with Peter De Vries [Broadway debut]. Featuring songs by Sheldon Harnick ("A Man's Home"). Vocal arrangements by Milton Rosenstock. Ballet Music by ... See more »

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If there is anything I want to be remembered for, it is for fulfilling Melina's dream [the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece]. (from a 1997 interview) See more »


Became an assistant to Alfred Hitchcock in 1940. See more »

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