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Otto Preminger (1905–1986)


Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary. His father was a prosecutor, and Otto originally intended to follow his father into a law career; however, he fell in love with the theater and became a stage director. He directed his first film in 1931, and came to the US in 1936 to direct on the Broadway stage. He alternated ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Anatomy of a Murder
(1959)
Laura
Laura Director
(1944)
Exodus
Exodus Director
(1960)

Filmography

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 1986 Cinéma cinémas (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1975 Rosebud
 1968 Skidoo
 1967 Hurry Sundown
 1965 In Harm's Way
 1963 The Cardinal
 1960 Exodus
 1957 Saint Joan
 1957 The Making of 'Saint Joan' (Documentary short)
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Tonight at 8:30 (1954)
 1954 Carmen Jones
 1952 Angel Face
 1949 Whirlpool
 1949 The Fan
 1948 That Lady in Ermine (uncredited)
 1947 Daisy Kenyon
 1947 Forever Amber
 1945 Fallen Angel
 1944 Laura
 1938 Kidnapped (uncredited)
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing! (uncredited)
 1936 Under Your Spell (as Otto Ludwig Preminger)
 1931 The Great Love (as Otto Ludwig Preminger)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The More the Merrier. Written by Frank Gabrielson and Irving Pincus. Directed by Otto Preminger. Cort Theatre: 15 Sep 1941- 27 Sep 1941 (16 performances). Cast: James Albert (as "Second State Trooper"), Frank Albertson (as "Daniel Finch"), John Barnes, Max Beck (as "Mr. Jupiter"), Ralph Chambers (as "Fat Man"), Herbert Duffy, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Otto Ludwig Preminger

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Marilyn Monroe? A vacuum with nipples. See more »

Trivia:

Insisted that Robert Mitchum actually slap Jean Simmons for their scenes in Angel Face (1952) See more »

Trademark:

Known for his boundary-pushing characters and storylines, which frequently courted controversy upon release See more »

Nickname:

Otto the Ogre

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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