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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 finish... See full bio »

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

Known For

Harvey
Harvey Director
(1950)
The Robe
The Robe Director
(1953)
The Bishop's Wife
(1947)
The Inspector General
(1949)

Filmography

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 1965 Dear Brigitte
 1963 Marilyn (Documentary)
 1958 Fräulein
 1954 Désirée
 1953 The Robe
 1952 O. Henry's 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 Das Abenteuer der Thea Roland (as Hermann Kosterlitz)
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Alternate Names:

Hermann Kosterlitz | Herman Kosterlitz | Hermann Kösterlitz

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I always was very much interested in religion, and I still am. I'm the only Jew, I think, who goes regularly to church. I've never been to temples, but then I wasn't brought up that way. My parents were not very good Jews. I never realized I was Jewish until [Adolf Hitler] came in. See more »

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Directed six different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Cecil Kellaway, Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Elsa Lanchester, Josephine Hull, James Stewart and Richard Burton. Hull won an Oscar for Harvey (1950). See more »

Nickname:

Bobby

Star Sign:

Taurus

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