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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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(age 96) in Athens, Greece

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Stage Play: Joy to the World. Written by Allan Scott. Directed by Jules Dassin. Plymouth Theatre: 16 Mar 1948- 3 Jul 1948 (124 performances). Cast: Alfred Drake, Marsha Hunt (as "Ann Wood"), Morris Carnovsky (as "Sam Blumenfeld"), Myron McCormick (as "J. Newton Mckeon Head of Publicity"), Walter F. Appler (as "Henry Saintsbury"), Sam ... 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 »

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Directed two actors to Oscar nominations: Melina Mercouri (Best Actress, Never on Sunday (1960)), and Peter Ustinov (Best Supporting Actor, Topkapi (1964)). Ustinov won an Oscar for his performance. See more »

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