Ludwig Berger (director)
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Ludwig Berger (born Ludwig Bamberger; 6 January 1892 – 18 May 1969) was a German-Jewish film director, screenwriter and theatre director. He directed more than 30 films between 1920 and 1969. Berger began working in the German film industry during the Weimar Republic. At Decla-Bioscop and later UFA he established a reputation as a leading director of silent films. He emigrated to Hollywood, but was unable to establish himself and returned to Europe. He subsequently worked both in France and Germany. He was a member of the jury at the 6th Berlin International Film Festival.
|Born||(1892-01-06)6 January 1892|
|Died||18 May 1969(1969-05-18) (aged 77)|
Schlangenbad, West Germany
|Occupation(s)||Film director, screenwriter|
Berger also translated a few plays of Shakespeare, including Cymbeline, Hamlet, and Timon of Athens. His elder brother was the set designer Rudolf Bamberger who was killed in 1945.