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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 »

Died:

(age 96) in Athens, Greece

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Rififi
Rififi Director
(1955)
Never on Sunday
Never on Sunday Director
(1960)
The Naked City
The Naked City Director
(1948)
Topkapi
Topkapi Director
(1964)

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Stage Play: Isle of Children. See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Perlo Vita
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Personal Quote:

The tragedy of Hollywood is that for over a quarter of a century it was harried by these two illiterate, vindictive women. - commenting on Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons See more »

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 190-195. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »

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