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 3 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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(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' (Documentary short)
 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)
 1953 Angel Face
 1949 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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Other Works:

Stage Play: Outward Bound. Drama (revival). Written by Sutton Vane. Directed by Otto Preminger. Playhouse Theatre: 22 Dec 1938- 22 Jul 1939 (255 performances). Cast: Florence Reed (as "Mrs. Clivedon-Banks"), Laurette Taylor (as "Mrs. Midget"), Thomas Chalmers (as "Rev. Frank Thomson"), Helen Chandler (as "Ann"), Morgan Farley (as "Scrubby"... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 3 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)
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Personal Quote:

[after the disastrous failure of Skidoo (1968))] I don't think many people adore it. Except my wife, who adores all my pictures, because that's what you get married for. See more »

Trivia:

His 1977 autobiography "Preminger: An Autobiography" was ghost-written by June Callwood who also ghost-wrote Barbara Walters 1970 book "How to Talk With Practically Anybody About Practically Anything". See more »

Trademark:

Often cast Burgess Meredith See more »

Nickname:

Otto the Ogre

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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