Director, Josef von Sternberg, was born Jonas Sternberg on May 29, 1894 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria). von Sternberg died at the age of 75 on Dec 22, 1969 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.
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 Directo1(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although von Sternberg was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
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