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Don Siegel

1912 - 1991

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Donald Siegel ( SEE-gəl; October 26, 1912 – April 20, 1991) was an American film and television director and producer. Siegel was described by The New York Times as "a director of tough, cynical and forthright action-adventure films whose taut plots centered on individualistic loners". He directed the science fiction horror film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), as well as five films with Clint Eastwood, including the police thriller Dirty Harry (1971) and the prison drama Escape from Alcatraz (1979). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Siegel has received more than 928,909 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Don Siegel is the 176th most popular film director (down from 150th in 2019), the 1,152nd most popular biography from United States (down from 992nd in 2019) and the 48th most popular American Film Director.

Don Siegel is most famous for being a director and screenwriter. He directed movies such as "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "Dirty Harry," and "The Shootist."

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Among film directors, Don Siegel ranks 176 out of 1,581Before him are Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jesús Franco, Nikita Mikhalkov, Claude Lanzmann, Robert Aldrich, and Peter Weir. After him are G. W. Pabst, Guy Ritchie, Dino Risi, Danny Boyle, Alice Guy-Blaché, and Francesco Rosi.

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Among people born in 1912, Don Siegel ranks 48Before him are Sonja Henie, Otto Kretschmer, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Chien-Shiung Wu, Georg Solti, and Princess Deokhye. After him are Elsa Morante, Taiichi Ohno, Tibor Sekelj, Ghazi of Iraq, George Emil Palade, and Ertuğrul Osman. Among people deceased in 1991, Don Siegel ranks 38Before him are Claudio Arrau, Stan Getz, Jean Tinguely, Wilhelm Kempff, Arno Breker, and Leo Fender. After him are Gunnar Gren, Richard Stone, Ivan Kozhedub, Tony Richardson, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, and Princess Ileana of Romania.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Siegel ranks 1,152 out of 18,182Before him are Neil Diamond (1941), James Brolin (1940), Sonny Liston (1932), Adam West (1928), Daniel Keyes (1927), and Loie Fuller (1862). After him are George H. Hitchings (1905), William Gibson (1948), Andre Agassi (1970), Robert Taylor (1911), Julian Schwinger (1918), and Russell Alan Hulse (1950).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Don Siegel ranks 48Before him are Ed Wood (1924), Robert Wise (1914), William Friedkin (1935), Jonathan Demme (1944), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), and Robert Aldrich (1918). After him are James Ivory (1928), Vincente Minnelli (1903), Stanley Kramer (1913), Nicholas Ray (1911), Michael Moore (1954), and Richard Donner (1930).