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Lubitsch, Ernst, 1892-1947


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    • Birth Date

        18920128
    • Death Date

        19471130
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1938
        • Organization: (naf) Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1928
        • Affiliation End: 1938
        • Organization: (naf) Paramount Pictures, Inc.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1923
        • Organization: (naf) Warner Bros.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1911
        • Organization: (naf) Deutsches Theater (Berlin, Germany)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Berlin (Germany)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: Weinberg, H. G.The Lubitsch touch, 1968.
    • found: Ernst Lubitsch's That uncertain feeling, ©2007:opening credits (produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch)
    • found: Information from 678 field, converted 2014-04-16(Producer dir.)
    • found: Halliwell's filmgoer's and video viewer's companion, ©1993:pages 487-488 (Ernst Lubitsch, 1892-1947; German director, once a comic actor, in a series of silent farces starring him as "Meyer"; Paramount's leading producer; the "Lubitsch touch" was a form of visual innuendo, spicy without ever being vulgar)
    • found: Katz, E. The film encyclopedia, ©2008:pages 887-888 (Ernst Lubitsch; director; born January 28, 1892, Berlin; died 1947; in 1911 joined Max Reinhardt's Deutsches Theater, where he rapidly advanced from bit parts to character leads; made his directorial debut in 1918 with Die Augen der Mummie; his success in Hollywood was astounding; while most of his silent films were made for Warner Bros., most of his early sound pictures were for Paramount; in 1935 he was appointed Paramount's production manager and subsequently produced his own films and supervised the production of films of other directors; also worked for MGM and 20th Century-Fox)
    • found: International dictionary of films and filmmakers, ©2000:volume 2, pages 623-626 (Ernst Lubitsch; nationality: German/American; born Berlin, 28 January 1892; became U.S. citizen, 1936; attended the Sophien Gymnasium; actor, writer, then director of short films, from 1913; member of Adolph Zukor's Europäischen Film-Allianz (Efa), 1921; joined Warner Brothers, Hollywood, 1923; began association with Paramount, 1928; began collaboration with writer Ernest Vajda, 1930; head of production at Paramount, 1935 (relieved of post after a year); left Paramount for a three-year contract with 20th Century Fox, 1938; died Hollywood, 29 November 1947; convenient to divide Lubitch's output into three stages: his German films from 1913-1922, his Hollywood films from 1923-1934, and his Hollywood productions from 1935 until his death in 1947)
    • found: Ernst Lubitsch website, May 8, 2015:biography (born January 29, 1892, Berlin; died November 30, 1947, Hollywood)
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    • 1980-08-25: new
    • 2015-06-03: revised
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