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Henry Koster (1905–1988)

Henry Koster was born Herman Kosterlitz in Berlin, Germany, on May 1, 1905. His maternal grandfather was a famous operatic tenor, Julius Salomon (who died of tuberculosis in the 1880s). His father was a salesman of ladies unmentionables who left the family while Henry was at a young age, leaving him to support the family. He still managed to ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 1965 Dear Brigitte
 1958 Fräulein
 1954 Désirée
 1953 The Robe
 1952 Full House (segment "The Cop and the Anthem")
 1951 Elopement
 1950 Harvey
 1950 Wabash Avenue
 1940 Spring Parade
 1939 First Love
 1936 Catherine the Last (as Herman Kosterlitz)
 1935 Affairs of Maupassant (as Hermann Kösterlitz)
 1935 Affairs of Maupassant (as Hermann Kosterlitz)
 1935 A csúnya lány (as Herman Kosterlitz)
 1935 The Cross-Patch (as Hermann Kosterlitz)
 1935 Little Mother (as Herman Kosterlitz)
 1934 Peter (as Hermann Kösterlitz)
 1933 Das häßliche Mädchen (as Hermann Kosterlitz)
 1932 Thea Roland (as Hermann Kosterlitz)
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Hermann Kosterlitz | Herman Kosterlitz | Hermann Kösterlitz


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[Of Jean Simmons] I loved that girl. I still love her. Haven't seen her in many years. She's the most gentle, most beautiful darling girl. See more »


When he married Peggy Moran in 1941 he promised her he would put her in every movie he made from then on. He did, but it was her statue. Usually it is a sculptured head on a mantelpiece or a piano or desk. In The Robe (1953) he commissioned a Grecian bust of her that appears prominently in a Roman villa. See more »

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