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Jules Dassin (1911–2008)


Jules Dassin was an Academy Award-nominated director, screenwriter and actor best known for his films Rififi (1955), Never on Sunday (1960), and Topkapi (1964). He was born Julius Samuel Dassin on 18 December 1911, in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. He was one of eight children of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Samuel Dassin and Berthe Vogel. Young ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 96) in Athens, Greece

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Never on Sunday Director
(1960)
Rififi Director
(1955)
Phaedra Director
(1962)
The Law Director
(1959)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Two's Company. Musical revue. Music by Vernon Duke. Lyrics by Ogden Nash. Additional Lyrics by Sammy Cahn. Sketches by Charles Sherman [final Broadway credit]. Sketches written with Peter De Vries [Broadway debut]. Featuring songs by Sheldon Harnick ("A Man's Home"). Vocal arrangements by Milton Rosenstock. Ballet Music by ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Perlo Vita
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Personal Quote:

Louis B. Mayer's arm around your shoulder meant his hand was closer to your throat. See more »

Trivia:

Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1984. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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