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William Dieterle

Source: dartmouth.edu

William Dieterle (July 15, 1893 – December 9, 1972) was a German actor and film director, who worked in Hollywood for much of his career. His best known films include The Devil and Daniel Webster, The Story of Louis Pasteur and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. His 1937 film The Life of Emile Zola won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Fact file

  • Born: Wilhelm Dieterle July 15, 1893 Ludwigshafen, German Empire
  • Died: December 9, 1972 (aged 79) Ottobrunn, West Germany
  • Occupation: film director, film actor, stage director, stage actor
  • Years active: 1911–1966

Read more about William Dieterle at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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William Dieterle’s ‘Syncopation’ on DVD: Bending Notes and Jazz History
NY Times Movies, 2015-02-27 05:11:59
Dieterle’s 1942 film emphasized jazz as an intrinsically African-American art form, even as it played loosely with some of the music’s history.

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