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Otto Preminger

1905 - 1986

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Otto Ludwig Preminger ( PREM-in-jər, German: [ˈɔtoː ˈpreːmɪŋɐ] (listen); 5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986) was an Austrian-American theatre and film director, film producer, and actor. He directed more than 35 feature films in a five-decade career after leaving the theatre. He first gained attention for film noir mysteries such as Laura (1944) and Fallen Angel (1945), while in the 1950s and 1960s, he directed high-profile adaptations of popular novels and stage works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Preminger has received more than 1,868,894 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Otto Preminger is the 198th most popular film director (down from 195th in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 132nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Ukrainian Film Director.

Otto Preminger is most famous for directing films such as Laura, Anatomy of a Murder, and The Man with the Golden Arm.

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Among film directors, Otto Preminger ranks 198 out of 1,581Before him are Michael Moore, Lewis Milestone, Richard Donner, Shohei Imamura, Jean Negulesco, and Alan J. Pakula. After him are Chris Columbus, Lev Kuleshov, Max Ophüls, Tony Richardson, Agnieszka Holland, and Mike Newell.

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Among people born in 1905, Otto Preminger ranks 42Before him are George H. Hitchings, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Ivan Serov, Fred Trump, Prince John of the United Kingdom, and Harry Harlow. After him are Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Albert Pierrepoint, Takashi Shimura, Carl Gustav Hempel, Erwin Chargaff, and Lale Andersen. Among people deceased in 1986, Otto Preminger ranks 40Before him are Samora Machel, Stanley Rous, Lê Duẩn, James Cagney, Robert S. Mulliken, and Vincente Minnelli. After him are Dean Reed, Michel de Certeau, Erik Bruhn, Adolfo Celi, Serge Lifar, and Raymond Loewy.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Otto Preminger ranks 127 out of 1,083Before him are Catherine Dolgorukov (1847), Dmitry Bortniansky (1751), Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902), Ivan Sirko (1610), Mikhail Kirponos (1892), and Ivan Kozhedub (1920). After him are Anatoly Lunacharsky (1875), Ephraim Katzir (1916), Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900), Moshé Feldenkrais (1904), Mikhail Ostrogradsky (1801), and Erwin Chargaff (1905).


Among film directors born in Ukraine, Otto Preminger ranks 4Before him are Andrzej Żuławski (1940), Sergei Bondarchuk (1920), and Alexander Dovzhenko (1894). After him are Anatole Litvak (1902), Maya Deren (1917), Jerzy Kawalerowicz (1922), Larisa Shepitko (1938), Richard Boleslawski (1889), Grigori Kozintsev (1905), Aleksei Kapler (1904), and Grigory Chukhray (1921).