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Years active 1931-86
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Otto Preminger Overview:

Legendary director, Otto Preminger, was born Otto Ludwig Preminger on Dec 5, 1905 in Wiznitz, Bukovina. Preminger died at the age of 80 on Apr 23, 1986 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetary Cemetery in Bronx, NY.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Preminger was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1944Best DirectorLaura (1944)N/ANominated
1963Best DirectorThe Cardinal (1963)N/ANominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

The Moon Is Blue (1953, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 15, 2018 From The Stop Button

William Holden never seems out of place in The Moon Is Blue, but occasionally the film seems out of place having William Holden in its lead role. He’s not mundane, he’s a star. The film isn’t about the mundane but it needs to acknowledge the possibility of it. Holden ain’t it. He’s top-billed but no... Read full article


Bunny Lake Is Missing (, 1965)

By Judy on Apr 12, 2014 From Movie Classics

This is my contribution to the Diamonds and Gold blogathon, which is looking at actors and actresses later on in their careers. Please do visit and read the other contributions! This piece is also the (somewhat belated) launch of my projected series of reviews about films starring Laurence Olivier &... Read full article


The Man with the Golden Arm (, 1955)

By Judy on Jan 27, 2014 From Movie Classics

Frankie looking in through the bar window This is a fairly short piece – there are many in-depth reviews on the net about this ground-breaking drama, and I can’t compete here, but just wanted to add a few thoughts to the mix. ’s famous work is definitely a film to see... Read full article


Maverick in the Making: at Twentieth Century-Fox

By Stephen Reginald on Dec 5, 2010 From Classic Movie Man

Maverick in the Making: at Twentieth Century-Fox at work (1905-1986) was born and educated in Vienna, Austria. He earned a law degree, but only tried one case. Instead of pursuing a career in law, Preminger became the assistant to Max Reinhardt, th... Read full article


Maverick in the Making: at Twentieth Century-Fox

By Stephen Reginald on Dec 5, 2010 From Classic Movie Man

Maverick in the Making: at Twentieth Century-Fox at work (1905-1986) was born and educated in Vienna, Austria. He earned a law degree, but only tried one case. Instead of pursuing a career in law, Preminger became the assistant to Max Reinhardt, th... Read full article


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Otto Preminger Quotes:

Oberst Von Scherbach: All right then, gentlemen, we are all friends again. And with Christmas coming on I have a special treat for you. I'll have you all deloused for the holidays and I'll have a little Christmas tree for every barrack. You will like that.


Oberst Von Scherbach: Curtains would do wonders for this barracks. You will not get them.


Oberst Von Scherbach: Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17. Not alive, anyway.


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Otto Preminger Facts
For his appearance in "Batman" (1966), Preminger was paid $2,500, the standard fee for actors who appeared in the show after asking for a role. The Screen Actors Guild got wind of this, and ordered that none of their members were to work for Preminger unless he paid the SAG dues for his appearance in Batman, and various other monies he owed them dating back to his acting career. As a result, Preminger ended up $7,600 out of pocket from his turn as Mr. Freeze.


Brother of producer Ingo Preminger.

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