OTTO PREMINGER Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Otto Ludwig Preminger                                                             
Born: 5 December 1906 Czernowitz, Austria-Hungary                                       
Died: 23 April 1986 New York City, New York                                             
Otto Ludwig Preminger (December 5, 1906 – April 23, 1986) was a director who         
moved from the theatre to Hollywood, directing over 35 feature films in a five-decade   
career. He rose to prominence for stylish film noir mysteries such as Laura (1944).     
In the 1950s and 1960s, he directed a number of high-profile adaptations of             
popular novels and stage works. Several of these pushed the boundaries of               
censorship by dealing with topics which were then taboo in Hollywood, such as           
drug-addiction (The Man with the Golden Arm,1955), rape (Anatomy of a Murder,1959),     
and homosexuality (Advise and Consent,1962). He was twice nominated for the Best       
Director Academy Award. He also had a few acting roles.