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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 »

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(age 96) in Athens, Greece

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Magdalena. Musical. 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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Melina Mercouri  (her death) | See more »
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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:

Had at least three children (two daughters and one son). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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