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Henry Koster (1905–1988)


Henry Koster was born Herman Kosterlitz in Berlin, Germany, on May 1, 1905. His maternal grandfather was a famous operatic tenor Julius Salomon (who died of tuberculosis in the 1880s). His father was a salesman of ladies unmentionables who left the family while Henry was at a young age, leaving him to support the family. He still managed to finish... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Harvey Director
(1950)
(1947)
(1936)
Flower Drum Song Director
(1961)

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 1965 Dear Brigitte
 1963 Marilyn (Documentary)
 1958 Fräulein
 1954 Désirée
 1953 The Robe
 1952 O. Henry's Full House (segment "The Cop and the Anthem")
 1951 Elopement
 1950 Harvey
 1950 Wabash Avenue
 1949 The Inspector General (directed by)
 1941 It Started with Eve (directed by)
 1940 Spring Parade
 1939 First Love
 1936 Catherine the Last (as Herman Kosterlitz)
 1935 Affairs of Maupassant (as Hermann Kösterlitz)
 1935 Affairs of Maupassant (as Hermann Kosterlitz)
 1935 A csúnya lány (as Herman Kosterlitz)
 1935 The Cross-Patch (as Hermann Kosterlitz)
 1935 Little Mother (as Herman Kosterlitz)
 1934 Peter (as Hermann Kösterlitz)
 1933 The Private Secretary Gets Married (as Hermann Kosterlitz)
 1932 Married by the Stork (as Hermann Kosterlitz)
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1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hermann Kosterlitz | Herman Kosterlitz | Hermann Kösterlitz

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Peggy Moran  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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[on Robert Taylor] Really easy to work with, and a wonderful gentleman. The only trouble with him was he couldn't give up smoking, and he killed himself. He was warned that if he didn't give up smoking--he tried and tried, and told me the old joke of Mark Twain, about how giving up smoking was easy; Mark Twain had done it twice a week. Well, Robert Taylor tried twice a week, and finally gave up ... See more »

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Ex-son-in-law of Ernö Király and Hermine Solti. See more »

Nickname:

Bobby

Star Sign:

Taurus

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