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 6 wins & 23 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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Show Show Actor (14 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Margin for Error. Melodrama. Written by Clare Boothe Luce. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Assistant to Mr. Oenslager: Isaac Benesch. Directed by Otto Preminger. Plymouth Theatre: 3 Nov 1939- 1 Jun 1940 (closing date unknown/264 performances). Cast: Sam Levene (as "Officer Finkelstein"), Otto Preminger (as "Karl Baumer"), ... 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:

I do not welcome advice from actors, they are here to act. See more »

Trivia:

Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1956. See more »

Trademark:

Fluid camera movements and long takes See more »

Nickname:

Otto the Ogre

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