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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)
Carmen Jones
Carmen Jones Director
(1954)
Stalag 17
Stalag 17 Oberst von Scherbach
(1953)

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
 1953 Angel Face
 1950 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: Cue for Passion. Drama. Written by Edward Chodorov and H.S. Kraft. Directed by Otto Preminger. Royale Theatre: 19 Dec 1940- 28 Dec 1940 (12 performances). Cast: Albert Bergh (as "Doctor"), Whit Bissell (as "Harkrider"), Edward Butler (as "Commissioner"), Clay Clement (as "Marvin A. Mallett"), Thomas Coley (as "Dave Herrick"), ... See more »

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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:

Directing Marilyn Monroe was like directing Lassie. You needed 14 takes to get each one of them right. See more »

Trivia:

While filming Carmen Jones (1954), he began an affair with the film's star Dorothy Dandridge, which lasted four years. 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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