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 365,720 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Joseph Losey is the 235th most popular film director (up from 252nd in 2019), the 1,543rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,634th in 2019) and the 70th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Joseph Losey ranks 235 out of 1,580Before him are Mario Monicelli, Mauritz Stiller, Richard Fleischer, Russ Meyer, Liliana Cavani, and Cecil B. DeMille. After him are Sven Nykvist, Youssef Chahine, Robert J. Flaherty, Tex Avery, Frank Darabont, and Mike Newell.

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Among people born in 1909, Joseph Losey ranks 53Before him are Indro Montanelli, Otto Kumm, László Rajk, Nathan Rosen, Alexander Pechersky, and Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche. After him are Rudolf Brandt, Gunnar Björnstrand, Art Tatum, Alain Poher, Princess Ileana of Romania, and Lester Young. Among people deceased in 1984, Joseph Losey ranks 43Before him are James Mason, Ansel Adams, Moshé Feldenkrais, Oskar Werner, Brassaï, and Janet Gaynor. After him are Hans Speidel, Walter Rauff, Jackie Coogan, Enrico Berlinguer, Tito Gobbi, and Carl Ferdinand Cori.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Losey ranks 1,543 out of 15,968Before him are Janet Gaynor (1906), Paul Krugman (1953), Izzy Stradlin (1962), Edward W. Morley (1838), Cecil B. DeMille (1881), and James Oliver Curwood (1878). After him are Avery Brundage (1887), Henry Rollins (1961), Ben Carson (1951), Temple Grandin (1947), Gene Roddenberry (1921), and Thornton Wilder (1897).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Joseph Losey ranks 70Before him are Edwin S. Porter (1870), Roger Corman (1926), Stanley Kramer (1913), Richard Fleischer (1916), Russ Meyer (1922), and Cecil B. DeMille (1881). After him are Robert J. Flaherty (1884), Tex Avery (1908), George Stevens (1904), Saul Bass (1920), Henry King (1886), and George Roy Hill (1921).