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Ernst Lubitsch
Photo of Ernst Lubitsch wearing a hat
Lubitsch c. 1922
Born (1892-01-29)January 29, 1892
Died November 30, 1947(1947-11-30) (aged 55)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
  • Film director
  • producer
  • writer
  • actor
Years active 1913–1947
  • Helene Kraus
    (m. 1922; div. 1930)
  • Vivian Gaye
    (m. 1935; div. 1944)
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Ernst Lubitsch ( January 29, 1892 – November 30, 1947) was a German-born 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". Among his best known works are Trouble in Paradise, Design for Living, Ninotchka, The Shop Around the Corner, To Be or Not to Be and Heaven Can Wait.

In 1946, he received an Honorary Academy Award for his distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture.

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