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Delbert Mann Overview:

Director, Delbert Mann, was born Delbert Martin Mann Jr. on Jan 30, 1920 in Lawrence, KS. Mann died at the age of 87 on Nov 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Delbert Mann was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Director for Marty in 1955.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1955Best DirectorMarty (1955)N/AWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Mister Buddwing (1966, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 16, 2019 From The Stop Button

Mister Buddwing is kind of amazing. And exceptional. But only if both those descriptors are used as pejoratives. Like. Wow. What a mess it is. What?s funny is how director Mann maybe sees what he?s trying to do with the film but doesn?t see how he?s not achieving it. The film wants to be edgy mainst... Read full article


Separate Tables (1958, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 30, 2018 From The Stop Button

Despite taking place in a very English hotel with very English residents?all of them long-term residents, not temporary guests?Separate Tables hinges almost entirely on the Americans. Burt Lancaster is one such American. He?s a regular resident (even ostensibly engaged to manager Wendy Hiller; they?... Read full article


Middle of the Night (1959, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 20, 2018 From The Stop Button

Paddy Chayefsky adapted his own play for Middle of the Night and there are some clear alterations with original intent. Fifty-six year-old widower Fredric March is in garment manufacturing. His first scene has him hanging out with the other old guys in the factory, kvetching about how there?s nothin... Read full article


Dear Heart (1964, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 14, 2014 From The Stop Button

Dear Heart starts awkwardly and ends awkwardly. At the beginning, director Mann and writer Tad Mosel are very deliberately setting up their protagonists and the setting. The awkwardness makes sense. That very solid foundation allows for everything following. The ending, which plays–at least fo... Read full article


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President of the Directors Guild of America (DGA). [1967-1971]

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 646-649. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.

His Film and TV papers have been given to Vanderbillit University Libarary in Nashvillie.

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