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Date of Birth 11 December 1905Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA
Date of Death 4 March 1992Armonk, New York, USA
Birth NameLeonard McTaggart Lorentz

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Pare Lorentz was born on December 11, 1905 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA as Leonard McTaggart Lorentz. He was a writer and director, known for The River (1938), The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936) and The Fight for Life (1940). He died on March 4, 1992 in Armonk, New York, USA.

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 688-692. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
Noted documentary film maker, former journalist and film critic. Became head of the U.S. Film Service in 1938. From 1940, worked at RKO as director of production, as well as making motivational films for the armed services. Between 1945 and 1947, acted as Chief of Motion Pictures, Music and Theatre in occupied Germany.

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