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Joseph L. Mankiewicz Overview:

Legendary director, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was born Joseph Leo Mankiewicz on Feb 11, 1909 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Mankiewicz died at the age of 84 on Feb 5, 1993 in Bedford, NY and was laid to rest in Saint Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard Cemetery in Bedford, NY.

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning four for Best Director for A Letter to Three Wives and All about Eve in 1949 and 1950 respectively for Best Writing for A Letter to Three Wives and All about Eve in 1949 and 1950 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best DirectorA Letter to Three Wives (1949)N/AWon
1949Best WritingA Letter to Three Wives (1949)N/AWon
1950Best DirectorAll about Eve (1950)N/AWon
1950Best WritingAll about Eve (1950)N/AWon
1952Best DirectorFive Fingers (1952)N/ANominated
1954Best WritingThe Barefoot Contessa (1954)N/ANominated
1972Best DirectorSleuth (1972)N/ANominated
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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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Joseph L. Mankiewicz Facts
Uncle of Frank Mankiewicz, noted writer and Democratic political strategist who once worked as Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's press secretary. Frank Mankiewicz serves as Vice Chairman of Hill & Knowlton Public Relations in Washington, DC.

Brother of writer Herman J. Mankiewicz

Obliged as a disciplinary measure to write some episodes of the TV series "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" (1954), he wrote a script in which the dog behaved like a perfect coward and, instead of saving a boy from a fire, made him fall down into the flames.

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