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Ernst Lubitsch

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Biography

Ernst Lubitsch, c. 1922

Source: Wikipedia

Ernst Lubitsch (January 29, 1892 – November 30, 1947) was a German American 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".

Fact file

  • Born: Ernst Lubitsch January 29, 1892 Berlin, German Empire
  • Died: November 30, 1947 (aged 55) Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Coronary thrombosis
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn
  • Occupation: Film director, producer, writer, actor
  • Years active: 1913–47
  • Spouse(s): Helene Kraus (m. 1922–30) Vivian Gaye (m. 1935–44)
  • Children: Nicola Anne Patricia Lubitsch

Read more about Ernst Lubitsch at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

The Lubitsch touch comes to Westwood
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-07-04 00:45:00
In Hollywood’s golden age, no one made urbane, sophisticated romantic comedies like Ernst Lubitsch. Even fellow directors like Billy Wilder and William Wyler were huge fans. When he died in 1947, Wilder lamented “no more Lubitsch,” to which Wyler responded, “worse, no more Lubitsch pictures.” UCLA’s...

Rewind: Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘Rosita’ Is Back, Reconstructed and Looking Great
NY Times Movies, 2018-05-23 11:00:01
Ernst Lubitsch’s long unavailable “Rosita” is a gorgeous valentine to the movie industry, now newly restored by the Museum of Modern Art.

The Wit of Ernst Lubitsch, Revisited at Film Forum
NY Times Movies, 2017-05-24 14:01:52
A retrospective features 31 works by this director, stretching from the silent era into the 1940s.

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