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Ernst Lubitsch (1892–1947)

From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at night. In 1911 he joined the Deutsches Theater of ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1946 Cluny Brown
 1945 A Royal Scandal (uncredited)
 1939 Ninotchka
 1937 Angel
 1932 If I Had a Million (segment "The Clerk", uncredited)
 1930 Galas de la Paramount (sequence director)
 1930 Monte Carlo
 1930 The Vagabond King (uncredited)
 1929 Eternal Love
 1928 The Patriot
 1926 The Honeymoon Express (uncredited)
 1925 Kiss Me Again
 1924 Three Women
 1923 Rosita
 1923 Die Flamme (Short)
 1921 The Wildcat
 1920 Anna Boleyn
 1920 Sumurun
 1919 The Doll
 1919 Rausch
 1919 Käsekönig Holländer (Short)
 1918 Carmen
 1918 Prinz Sami (Short)
 1917 When Four Do the Same (Short)
 1917 Der Blusenkönig (Short)
 1917 Der erste Patient (Short)
 1916 Die neue Nase (Short)
 1916 Schuhpalast Pinkus (Short)
 1916 Wo ist mein Schatz? (Short)
 1915 Blindekuh
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(8/14/45) Radio: Appeared on "Command Performance" (CBS/AFRS). See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 9 Print Biographies | 36 Articles | See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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In Hollywood we acquire the finest novels in order to smell the leather bindings. See more »


Discovered actress/singer Jeanette MacDonald in New York (1929). See more »


In most of his comedies, he took up serious subjects and spiced them with elegance, sophistication, cynicism and witty lines - It became known as "the Lubitsch Touch."



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