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Sam Spiegel (I) (1901–1985)

Sam Spiegel was born on November 11, 1901 in Jaroslau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He is known for his work on Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and On the Waterfront (1954). He was married to Betty Benson, Lynn Baggett and Rachel "Ray" Agranovich. He died on December 31, 1985 in St. Martin, Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK. See full bio »

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 1983 Betrayal (producer)
 1976 The Last Tycoon (producer)
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra (producer)
 1967 The Happening (producer - uncredited)
 1967 The Night of the Generals (producer)
 1966 The Chase (producer)
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia (producer)
 1959 Suddenly, Last Summer (producer)
 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai (producer)
 1957 The Strange One (producer)
 1954 On the Waterfront (producer)
 1953 Melba (producer)
 1951 The African Queen (producer - as S.P. Eagle)
 1951 The Prowler (producer - as S.P. Eagle)
 1951 When I Grow Up (producer - as S.P. Eagle)
 1949 We Were Strangers (producer - as S.P. Eagle)
 1946 The Stranger (producer - as S.P. Eagle)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan (producer - as S.P. Eagle)
 1936 The Invader (co-producer)
 1933 Unsichtbare Gegner (producer)
 1933 Les requins du pétrole (producer)
 1932 Wenn zwei sich streiten (Short) (producer)
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S.P. Eagle


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Hollywood has always been full of bartenders and waiters who want to be directors. Trouble is most of them have achieved their ambition. See more »


Studied at the University of Vienna. Fluent in at least six languages. Started in Hollywood as a story translator in 1947. See more »

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