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

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 1981 Circle of Two
 1974 The Rehearsal
 1968 Uptight
 1968 Survival 1967 (Documentary)
 1964 Topkapi
 1962 Phaedra
 1959 The Law
 1955 Rififi
 1949 Thieves' Highway (directed by)
 1947 Brute Force
 1943 Young Ideas
 1942 Nazi Agent
 1941 The Tell-Tale Heart (Short)
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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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Perlo Vita
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Louis B. Mayer's arm around your shoulder meant his hand was closer to your throat. See more »

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Has at least two daughters and one son. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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