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 388,459 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Joseph Losey is the 220th most popular film director (up from 235th in 2019), the 1,480th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,542nd in 2019) and the 64th most popular Film Director.

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Among film directors, Joseph Losey ranks 220 out of 1,581Before him are Theo van Gogh, Mario Bava, Marco Ferreri, Robert J. Flaherty, Spike Lee, and Gus Van Sant. After him are Anatole Litvak, Terence Young, Douglas Sirk, George Stevens, Frank Darabont, and Miklós Jancsó.

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Among people born in 1909, Joseph Losey ranks 45Before him are László Rajk, Oldřich Nejedlý, Princess Ileana of Romania, Rollo May, Rudolf Brandt, and Norberto Bobbio. After him are Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, Vicente Feola, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Hideo Sakai, James Mason, and Gunnar Björnstrand. Among people deceased in 1984, Joseph Losey ranks 39Before him are Karl Rahner, Jackie Coogan, Irwin Shaw, Moshé Feldenkrais, Henri Michaux, and Oskar Werner. After him are Tito Gobbi, Brassaï, Janet Gaynor, James Mason, Yılmaz Güney, and Enrico Berlinguer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Losey ranks 1,480 out of 18,182Before him are Josh Brolin (1968), Edward Snowden (1983), Alan Ladd (1913), Richard Schiff (1955), Roy O. Disney (1893), and Willard Van Orman Quine (1908). After him are Nelson Goodman (1906), Dean Koontz (1945), Cybill Shepherd (1950), Martin Balsam (1919), Lil Wayne (1982), and Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Joseph Losey ranks 64Before him are John Sturges (1910), Wes Anderson (1969), Cecil B. DeMille (1881), Robert J. Flaherty (1884), Spike Lee (1957), and Gus Van Sant (1952). After him are George Stevens (1904), Richard Fleischer (1916), Arthur Penn (1922), Raoul Walsh (1887), John G. Avildsen (1935), and Barry Levinson (1942).