Ernst Lubitsch

German American actor, screenwriter, producer and film director / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Ernst Lubitsch (/ˈlbɪ/; January 29, 1892  November 30, 1947) was a German-born film director, producer, writer, and actor. His urbane comedies of manners gave him the reputation of being Hollywood's most elegant and sophisticated director; as his prestige grew, his films were promoted as having "the Lubitsch touch". Among his best known works are Trouble in Paradise (1932), Design for Living (1933), Ninotchka (1939), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), To Be or Not to Be (1942) and Heaven Can Wait (1943).

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Ernst Lubitsch
Photo of Ernst Lubitsch smoking a cigar
Born(1892-01-29)January 29, 1892
DiedNovember 30, 1947(1947-11-30) (aged 55)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
  • Film director
  • producer
  • writer
  • actor
Years active1913–1947
Helene Kraus
(m. 1922; div. 1930)
Vivian Gaye
(m. 1935; div. 1944)

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director three times for The Patriot (1928), The Love Parade (1929), and Heaven Can Wait (1943). In 1946, he received an Honorary Academy Award for his distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture.

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