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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
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 714-722. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. Biography in: Cheryl Bray Lower & R. Barton Palmer, "Joseph L. Mankiewicz: Critical Studies and Guide to Resources with Annotated Bibliography and Filmography." Pages 5-23. Jefferson NY: McFarland & Co., 2001.

Suffered from a painful dermatological condition which caused his fingertips to split open. This ailment was often brought on by the stress of filmmaking, and he can be seen in many photographs wearing white film editor's gloves while directing.

Brother of writer Herman J. Mankiewicz

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