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Douglas Sirk (1897–1987)


Film director Douglas Sirk, whose reputation blossomed in the generation after his 1959 retirement from Hollywood filmmaking, was born Hans Detlef Sierck on April 26, 1897, in Hamburg, Germany, to a journalist. Both of his parents were Danish, and the future director would make movies in German, Danish and English. His reputation, which was ... See full bio »

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Known For

Imitation of Life
(1959)
All That Heaven Allows
(1955)
Written on the Wind
(1956)
Magnificent Obsession
(1954)

Filmography

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 1979 Bourbon Street Blues (Short)
 1957 Interlude
 1957 Battle Hymn
 1956 Never Say Goodbye (uncredited)
 1953 All I Desire
 1949 Shockproof
 1947 Lured
 1946 The Strange Woman (uncredited)
 1944 Summer Storm
 1939 Wilton's Zoo (as Detlef Sierck)
 1938 Accord final (uncredited)
 1937 La Habanera (as Detlef Sierck)
 1937 To New Shores (as Detlef Sierck)
 1937 La chanson du souvenir (as Detlef Sierck)
 1936 Das Hofkonzert (as Detlef Sierck)
 1936 Final Accord (as Detlef Sierck)
 1936 't was een april (as Detlef Sierck)
 1935 Der eingebildete Kranke (Short) (as Detlef Sierck)
 1935 Dreimal Ehe (Short) (as Detlef Sierck)
 1935 Stützen der Gesellschaft (as Detlef Sierck)
 1935 The Girl from the Marsh Croft (as Detlef Sierck)
 1935 April, April! (as Detlef Sierck)
 1934 Zwei Genies (Short) (as Detlef Sierck)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

14 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael O'Hara | Detlef Sierck | Detlev Sierck

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on art] This is the dialectic-there is a very short distance between high art and trash, and trash that contains an element of craziness is by this very quality nearer to art. See more »

Trivia:

Director John Waters has cited him as one of his greatest influences. See more »

Trademark:

Christmas is a recurring theme in his films See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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