Director, Josef von Sternberg, was born Jonas Sternberg on May 29, 1894 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria).
Von Sternberg directed over 30 films from 1925 through 1957 including The Last Command (1928) for which Emil Jannings won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1927/28. He also directed seven Marlene Dietrich films: The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express, Morocco, Dishonored, The Scarlet Empress, The Devil Is a Woman and Blonde Venus. He was nominated for Best Director Academy Awards for both Shanghai Express and Morocco.
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
Although von Sternberg was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
von Sternberg's Top rated movies at Classic Movie Hub are: Morocco, Crime and Punishment, The Rise of Catherine the Great, Shanghai Express, The Shanghai Gesture, Dishonored, The Scarlet Empress, Der blaue Engel, The Devil is a Woman and Jet Pilot.
And his Top blog posts at CMH Blog Hub are: Thunderbolt (1929, Josef von Sternberg) (from The Stop Button), Unboxing the Silents: 3 Silent Classics of Josef von Sternberg (from Movies Silently).
von Sternberg died at the age of 75 on Dec 22, 1969 in Hollywood, CA . Josef von Sternberg was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.
Josef von Sternberg (29 May 1894 - 22 December 1969) â born Jonas Sternberg â was an Austrian-American film director. He is particularly noted for his distinctive mise en scÃ¨ne, use of lighting and soft lens, and seven-film collaboration with actress Marlene Dietrich.
Von Sternberg was born Jonas Sternberg to a Jewish family in Vienna. When he was two years old the family moved to America, and he spent most of his childhood in New York City and Lynbrook, New York. His father, Moses (Morris) Sternberg, a former soldier in the army of Austria-Hungary, twice tried to make a home for the family in the US before finding employment as a lace worker. (The false aristocratic title 'von' was added in 1925 by actor/co-producer Elliott Dexter during the production of By Divine Right, supposedly to "even up" the credits as they appeared on screen. Sternberg did not protest, since it invited comparison with his hero, Erich von Stroheim.).Read article at Wikipedia
--Josef von Sternberg (as Narrator) in Anatahan Narrator: It is easy to see what others do; we carry no mirror to reflect our own actions.
--Josef von Sternberg (as Narrator) in Anatahan Narrator: To look back on something is not the same as having lived it.
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