PREMINGER, OTTO LUDWIG

PREMINGER, OTTO LUDWIG (1905–1986), U.S. film and stage director and producer. Born in Vienna, Preminger worked at max reinhardt 's Josefstadt Theater in Vienna in 1923, and in 1928 was engaged by Reinhardt as director. He went to the U.S. in 1935 and gained prominence in the theater with productions that included the anti-Nazi play Margin for Error (1943). Taking up film work, he became one of the most controversial and important directors. His successes include Laura (1944); Daisy Kenyon (1947); Angel Face (1952);The Moon Is Blue (1953), which led to a Supreme Court decision that prohibited local censors from stopping distribution; Carmen Jones (1954), an African American version of Bizet's opera Carmen, starring Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge, whose performance earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress – the first for an African American actress in a leading role; The Man with the Golden Arm (1956); Saint Joan (1957); Bonjour tristesse (1958); Anatomy of a Murder (1959); Exodus (1960), based on leon uris ' novel that dealt with the pre-1948 migration of European refugees to Israel; Advise and Consent (1962); In Harm's Way (1965); Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965); Hurry Sundown (1967); Skidoo (1968); Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970); Such Good Friends (1971); Rosebud (1975); and The Human Factor (1979), all of which he produced and directed. Preminger also directed such films as Forever Amber (1947); River of No Return (1954); and Porgy and Bess (1959). Despite condemnation of several of his films by the Roman Catholic Legion of Decency, Preminger was later decorated by the Vatican for his film The Cardinal (1963). Both Laura and The Cardinal earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Director, and Anatomy of a Murder was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Preminger's autobiography, Preminger, appeared in 1977. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: A. Sarris (ed.), Interviews with Film Directors (1967), 339–49; Current Biography Yearbook 1959 (1960), 369–71. ADD. BIBLIOGRAPHY: N. Grob, Otto Preminger (1999); W. Frischauer, Behind the Scenes of Otto Preminger (1974); G. Pratley, The Cinema of Otto Preminger (1971). (Harvey A. Cooper / Rohan Saxena and Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Preminger,Otto Ludwig — Prem·in·ger (prĕmʹĭn jər), Otto Ludwig. 1906 1986. Austrian born American film producer and director whose works include Laura (1944) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959). * * * …   Universalium

  • Preminger, Otto Ludwig — • ПРЕМИНДЖЕР, Премингер (Preminger) Отто Людвиг (р. 5.12.1906)    амер. режиссёр, продюсер. Учился в Венском ун те. С 1927 выступал как актёр в Немецком т ре М. Рейнхардта, работал пржиссёром. В Австрии пост. первый ф. Большая любовь (1932). С… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Preminger, Otto Ludwig — (1906–86)    US film producer. After a career as a stage director, Vienna born Preminger became one of Hollywood’s most important and controversial directors and producers. His films included: The Man with the Golden Arm (1956), Porgy and Bess… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Preminger, Otto (Ludwig) — born Dec. 5, 1906, Vienna, Austria died April 23, 1986, New York, N.Y., U.S. Austrian born U.S. film director. While studying law in his native Vienna, he worked with Max Reinhardt s theatre and soon became its director. In 1935 he went to the… …   Universalium

  • Preminger, Otto (Ludwig) — (5 dic. 1906, Viena, Austria–23 abr. 1986, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.). Director de cine estadounidense de origen austríaco. Mientras estudiaba derecho en su Viena natal, trabajó en la compañía de teatro de Max Reinhardt y luego se convirtió en su… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Otto Ludwig Preminger — (* 5. Dezember 1905 (nach anderen Quellen 5. Dezember 1906) in Wien, Österreich; † 23. April 1986 in New York City, USA) war ein österreichisch US amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Filmproduzent, Theaterregisseur und Theaterdirektor aus einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Otto Ludwig Preminger — Otto Preminger Otto Preminger Nom de naissance Otto Ludwig Preminger Naissance 5 décembre 1906 Wiznitz  Autriche Hongrie Nationalité(s) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Preminger, Otto — ▪ American filmmaker in full  Otto Ludwig Preminger  born December 5, 1906, Vienna, Austria died April 23, 1986, New York, N.Y., U.S.       director producer who defied Hollywood s Production Code with a series of controversial films and brought… …   Universalium

  • Otto Preminger — Preminger in 1976 Born Otto Ludwig Preminger 5 December 1905(1905 12 05) Wiznitz, Austria–Hungary (present Vyzhnytsia …   Wikipedia

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