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Ernst Lubitsch Overview:

Legendary director, Ernst Lubitsch, was born on Jan 29, 1892 in Berlin, Germany. Lubitsch died at the age of 55 on Nov 30, 1947 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.



Although Lubitsch was nominated for three Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Oscar Award in 1946 for his distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1928/29Best DirectorThe Patriot (1928)N/ANominated
1929/30Best DirectorThe Love Parade (1929)N/ANominated
1943Best DirectorHeaven Can Wait (1943)N/ANominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

1946Special Awardfor his distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture


He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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By KC on Mar 3, 2019 From Classic Movies

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By KC on Jan 27, 2019 From Classic Movies

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By Will McKinley on Jan 20, 2015 From Cinematically Insane

?What would Lubitsch do?? a sign in Billy Wilder?s office famously read. It was both a testament to Wilder?s respect for the German-born director (for whom he co-wrote two films) and a tribute to ?s ability to balance light comedy with resonant humanity. If you love classic film, you l... Read full article

The Shop Around the Corner (1940, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 28, 2014 From The Stop Button

The Shop Around the Corner has a lot going on in a limited space. It’s not particularly long–under 100 minutes–and it mostly takes place in (or outside) the titular shop. And, while the present action is about six and a half months (there’s a big jump), the back story defines... Read full article

The Loves of Pharaoh (Das Weib des Pharao) , 1922; Directed by

By C. S. Williams on Feb 1, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Classic Film Aficionados If we were to say about an athlete that they gave a 90% effort ?we would be dissatisfied to the say the least. But in this case, the case of ?The Loves of Pharaoh? or Das Weib des Pharao (The Wife of the Pharaoh), 1922, 90% is just fine and heads and shoulders above many oth... Read full article

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He directed a "mummy' movie. It wasn't one of the post-Boris Karloff films, but the silent German production Eyes of the Mummy Ma (1918).

The term "MOS" is used, on a slate, when a scene is filmed without sync sound (or any sound). This directive is widely thought to be a homage to Lubitsch who would say, in his thick Berlin accent, that he wished to shoot some footage "mitout sound." "Mit" means "with" in German...ergo...without sound..."mitout sound"- "M-O-S."

Son of Simcha (Simon) Lubitsch, a Jewish tailor.

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