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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 August 1924Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameEugene Merril Deitch

Mini Bio (1)

Gene Deitch was an animator at UPA. He later joined Terrytoons in 1955. He created characters like "John Doormat", "Clint Clobber", "Gaston Le Crayon", "Sidney", and "Foofle". In early 1958, his theatrical cartoon Sidney's Family Tree (1958) was nominated for Academy Award. In August, 1958, he was fired from Terrytoons, and in 1960, he moved to Prague, Czechoslovakia to work with William L. Snyder, and directed approximately a dozen Tom and Jerry cartoons for MGM, and also "Krazy Kat" and "Popeye" for King Features, and also a Oscar Winning Munro (1961). He later created "Nudnik", a character based on "Foofle", which he created, while at Terrytoons. He still lives in Prague, with his wife, Zdenka.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Charles Brubaker

Spouse (2)

Zdenka Deitchová (24 November 1964 - present)
Marie Deitch (? - 1960) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

Moved to Prague in 1959.
Father of underground cartoonist Kim Deitch (1944- ).
Last name is pronounced with a long "I".

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