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Born in Berlin, Germany
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (pancreatic cancer)
Birth NameGottfried Goldmann

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Gottfried Reinhardt was born on March 20, 1913 in Berlin, Germany as Gottfried Goldmann. He was a director and producer, known for Town Without Pity (1961), The Story of Three Loves (1953) and Vor Sonnenuntergang (1956). He was married to Silvia Hanlon Shapiro. He died on July 19, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Silvia Hanlon Shapiro (March 1944 - 19 July 1994) (his death)

Trivia (5)

Attended the University of Berlin in 1931.
Went to Hollywood in 1932, to work for director Ernst Lubitsch. He subsequently joined MGM as an assistant to Walter Wanger, then graduated to writing and production. During World War II, he made documentaries for the Army Signals Corps. He resumed his career as producer or associate producer with MGM after 1945, including A-grade films like Command Decision (1948) and The Red Badge of Courage (1951). In the early 1960's, Reinhardt worked as an independent producer/director, in both Europe and in the U.S. He also directed for the stage in Salzburg, Austria.
Founded an arts centre and archive in Berlin dedicated to the achievements of his illustrious father.
Stepson of Helene Thimig.

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