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Delbert Mann (I) (1920–2007)


Delbert Mann, the Oscar-winning film director, was born Delbert Martin Mann Jr. in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1920. His father moved the family to Nashville, Tennesse, after taking a teaching position at Scarritt College. The young Mann graduated from Vanderbilt University, where he met his future wife, Ann Caroline Gillespie. He developed a lifelong ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Marty
Marty Director
(1955)
Separate Tables
Separate Tables Director
(1958)
Desire Under the Elms
(1958)
Middle of the Night
(1959)

Filmography

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 1994 Lily in Winter (TV Movie)
 1994 Incident in a Small Town (TV Movie)
 1991 Ironclads (TV Movie)
 1988 April Morning (TV Movie)
 1986 The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story (TV Movie)
 1986 The Last Days of Patton (TV Movie)
 1985 A Death in California (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1985)
- Episode #1.1 (1985)
 1984 Love Leads the Way: A True Story (TV Movie) (directed by)
 1983 Brontë
 1982 The Member of the Wedding (TV Movie)
 1981 All the Way Home (TV Movie)
 1981 Insight (TV Series) (1 episode)
- God's Guerillas (1981)
 1980 To Find My Son (TV Movie) (directed by)
 1979 All Quiet on the Western Front (TV Movie)
 1979 Torn Between Two Lovers (TV Movie)
 1978 Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery (TV Movie)
 1978 Tom and Joann (TV Movie)
 1978 Home to Stay (TV Movie)
 1978 Love's Dark Ride (TV Movie)
 1978 Breaking Up (TV Movie)
 1977 Tell Me My Name (TV Movie)
 1976 Your Place or Mine? (TV Movie)
 1975 A Girl Named Sooner (TV Movie)
 1974 The First Woman President (TV Movie)
 1973 The Man Without a Country (TV Movie)
 1972 No Place to Run (TV Movie)
 1972 She Waits (TV Movie)
 1971 Kidnapped
 1970 Jane Eyre (TV Movie)
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
 1968 CBS Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968 Heidi (TV Movie)
 1967 Fitzwilly
 1964 Dear Heart
 1961 The Outsider
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Crime, Inc. (1960)
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Tunnel (1959)
- The Long March (1958)
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Red Mill (1958)
 1951-1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (38 episodes)
- The Rabbit Trap (1955)
 1954-1957 Omnibus (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Great Forgery (1956) ... (segment "The Great Forgery")
- The Best Year in the History of the Whole World (1956) ... (segment "The Best Year in the History of the Whole World")
- A Time Out of War (1954) ... (segment "Yale Shakespeare Festival")
 1955-1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Our Town (1955)
- Darkness at Noon (1955)
- Yellow Jack (1955)
 1955-1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Answer (1955)
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 Marty
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1950 Masterpiece Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Othello (1950)
 1949 Lights Out (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pengallen's Bell (1949)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Speaking of Murder" on Broadway (earliest Broadway credit). Melodrama. Written by Audrey Roos and William Roos. Royale Theatre: 19 Dec 1956-19 Jan 1957 (37 performances). Cast: Brook Byron, Brenda de Banzie, Virginia Gerry, Lorne Greene (as "Charles Ashton"), Robert Mandan (as "Mitchell"), Neva Patterson, Billy Quinn, ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Del Mann
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Trivia:

Along with Jerome Robbins, Robert Redford, James L. Brooks, Kevin Costner and Sam Mendes, he is one of only six people to win the Academy Award for Best Director for their directorial debut: Mann for Marty (1955), Robbins for West Side Story (1961) (which he co-directed with Robert Wise, Redford for Ordinary People (1980), Brooks for Terms of Endearment (1983), Costner for Dances with Wolves (... See more »

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