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Preston Sturges Overview:

Legendary director, Preston Sturges, was born Edmund Preston Biden on Aug 29, 1898 in Chicago, IL. Sturges died at the age of 60 on Aug 6, 1959 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum in Hartsdale, Westchester County, NY.

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Preston Sturges was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Writing for The Great McGinty in 1940.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1940Best WritingThe Great McGinty (1940)N/AWon
1944Best WritingHail the Conquering Hero (1944)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 Great McGinty (1940, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 13, 2019 From The Stop Button

The Great McGinty has a gentle surprise ending. Not a twist. More a reveal, which then recasts the previous ninety minutes and change in a slightly different light. Because McGinty has a very deliberate bookending?there’s even a title card to explain the setting. An unnamed banana republic, tw... Read full article


Underseen & Underrated: "Unfaithfully Yours" (1948), from the Madcap Mind of

By The Lady Eve on May 17, 2017 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

Preston Sturges’s final remarkable comedy, the deliriously dark Unfaithfully Yours (1948), screened twice at this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival, on April 7 and April 9. That it screened a second time speaks to the impact of this lesser known Struges gem the first time it was shown; ma... Read full article


series: Screening of “Hail The Conquering Hero” September 13 at Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Sep 10, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

series: Screening of “Hail The Conquering Hero” September 13 at Daystar Center series: Hail The Conquering Hero Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL When: September 13, 2016 Time: 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Stephen R... Read full article


series: Screening of “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek” August 16 at Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 12, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

series: Screening of “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek” August 16 at Daystar Center series: The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL When: August 16, 2016 Time: 6:30 p.m. Hos... Read full article


Sullivan’s Travels (1941, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 2, 2016 From The Stop Button

Sullivan’s Travels is almost impossibly well-constructed. Director Sturges, editor Stuart Gilmore and photographer John F. Seitz go through various, entirely different narrative devices and do them all perfectly. Whether it’s a high speed chase, Veronica Lake having a screwball comedy se... Read full article


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Preston Sturges Facts
Was voted the 28th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. With only 13 films to his credit, he directed even fewer movies than did Stanley Kubrick.

His mother, Mary Desti, was for a time the lover of the notorious Aleister Crowley, whose dislike for the young Sturges was heartily reciprocated, and they each came in for harsh criticism in the other's memoirs.

Interred at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York, USA.

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