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Josef von Sternberg (1894–1969)


Josef von Sternberg split his childhood between Vienna and New York City. His father, a former soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, could not support his family in either city; Sternberg remembered him only as "an enormously strong man who often used his strength on me." Forced by poverty to drop out of high school, von Sternberg worked for a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1957 Jet Pilot
 1953 Ana-ta-han
 1952 Macao
 1946 Duel in the Sun (uncredited)
 1944 The Town (Short)
 1940 I Take This Woman (uncredited)
 1939 Sergeant Madden (as Josef Von Sternberg)
 1938 The Great Waltz (uncredited)
 1937 I, Claudius (unfinished)
 1935 The Fashion Side of Hollywood (Documentary short)
 1932 Blonde Venus
 1931 An American Tragedy (as Josef Von Sternberg)
 1931 Dishonored
 1930 Morocco (as Josef Von Sternberg)
 1929 Thunderbolt
 1929 The Case of Lena Smith (Short)
 1928 Street of Sin (uncredited)
 1928 The Dragnet
 1927 Underworld
 1927 Children of Divorce (uncredited)
 1927 It (uncredited)
 1926 Exquisite Sinner (fired; replaced by Phil Rosen)
 1925 The Masked Bride (uncredited)
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Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jo Sternberg | Josef Von Sternberg | Joseph Von Sternberg | Joseph von Sternberg

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

Shadow is mystery and light is clarity. Shadow conceals--light reveals. To know what to reveal and what to conceal and in what degrees to do this is all there is to art. See more »

Trivia:

Claimed he should get sole writing credit for "The Blue Angel." Although he did find the Mann book on a dusty shelf in a Swiss library, he claimed to have based the film on his own sketchy notes. See more »

Nickname:

Jo

Star Sign:

Gemini

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