Joseph Losey

1909 - 1984

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Joseph Walton Losey III (; January 14, 1909 – June 22, 1984) was an American theatre and film director, producer, and screenwriter. Born in Wisconsin, he studied in Germany with Bertolt Brecht and then returned to the United States. Blacklisted by Hollywood in the 1950s, he moved to Europe where he made the remainder of his films, mostly in the United Kingdom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Losey has received more than 508,677 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Joseph Losey is the 264th most popular film director (down from 221st in 2019), the 1,719th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,480th in 2019) and the 69th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Joseph Losey ranks 264 out of 2,041Before him are Menahem Golan, Henri Verneuil, Frank Lloyd, Robert Aldrich, John Frankenheimer, and Hideaki Anno. After him are David Hamilton, Robert Siodmak, Damiano Damiani, Germaine Dulac, Bigas Luna, and Jean Epstein.

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Among people born in 1909, Joseph Losey ranks 58Before him are James Mason, Otto Kumm, Art Tatum, Princess Ileana of Romania, Hideo Sakai, and Aenne Burda. After him are Nikolay Bogolyubov, Grażyna Bacewicz, Clement Greenberg, Golo Mann, Mikhail Mil, and Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche. Among people deceased in 1984, Joseph Losey ranks 50Before him are Pavel Batitsky, James Mason, Yılmaz Güney, Brassaï, Jackie Coogan, and Jerzy Popiełuszko. After him are Chaïm Perelman, George Gaylord Simpson, Branko Ćopić, Hans Speidel, Rodrigo Lara, and Count Basie.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Losey ranks 1,719 out of 20,380Before him are Alfred Stieglitz (1864), Barnett Newman (1905), Patricia Neal (1926), John Frankenheimer (1930), Fran Drescher (1957), and Robert Bloch (1917). After him are Gene Roddenberry (1921), Fred Ward (1942), Larry Page (1973), John Forsythe (1918), Lou Ferrigno (1951), and Husband E. Kimmel (1882).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Joseph Losey ranks 69Before him are James Ivory (1928), John Sturges (1910), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), Richard Fleischer (1916), Robert Aldrich (1918), and John Frankenheimer (1930). After him are Robert J. Flaherty (1884), Zack Snyder (1966), Ub Iwerks (1901), Cecil B. DeMille (1881), Tex Avery (1908), and Sam Raimi (1959).