Otto Preminger (1905–1986)


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Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary. His father was a prosecutor, and Otto originally intended to follow his father into a law career; however, he fell in love with the theater in his 20's and became one of the most imaginative stage producers and directors. He was only 24 when engaged by Max Reinhardt to take over... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(1959)
Laura Director
(1944)
Stalag 17 Oberst von Scherbach
(1953)
Carmen Jones Director
(1954)

Filmography

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 1986 Cinéma cinémas (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1975 Rosebud
 1968 Skidoo
 1967 Hurry Sundown
 1965 In Harm's Way
 1963 The Cardinal
 1960 Exodus
 1957 The Making of 'Saint Joan' (TV Short documentary)
 1957 Saint Joan
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Tonight at 8:30 (1954)
 1954 Carmen Jones
 1953 Treasure of the Golden Condor (a few scenes including one with a boa, uncredited)
 1952 Angel Face
 1950 Whirlpool
 1949 The Fan
 1948 That Lady in Ermine (uncredited)
 1947 Daisy Kenyon
 1947 Forever Amber
 1945 Fallen Angel
 1944 Laura
 1938 Kidnapped (uncredited)
 1937 Danger - Love at Work (as Otto L. Preminger)
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing! (uncredited)
 1936 Under Your Spell (as Otto Ludwig Preminger)
 1931 The Great Love (as Otto Ludwig Preminger)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Produced / directed "The Moon Is Blue" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 12 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Broadway org.

Alternate Names:

Otto L. Preminger | Otto Ludwig Preminger

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Hope Bryce  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Erik Lee Preminger
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Personal Quote:

There were giants in the industry. Now it is an era of midgets and conglomerates. See more »

Trivia:

For his appearance on Batman (1966), Preminger was paid $2,500, the standard fee for actors who appeared on the series after asking for a role. The Screen Actors Guild got wind of this, and ordered that none of their members were to work for Preminger unless he paid the SAG dues for his appearance on Batman, and various other monies he owed them dating back to his acting career. As a result, ... See more »

Trademark:

Known for his boundary-pushing characters and storylines, which frequently courted controversy upon release See more »

Nickname:

Otto the Ogre

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