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Legendary producer, Stanley Kramer, was born Stanley Earl Kramer on Sep 29, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York City. Kramer died at the age of 87 on Feb 19, 2001 in Woodland Hills, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.



Although Kramer was nominated for three Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Oscar Award in 1961 Stanley Kramer .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1958Best DirectorThe Defiant Ones (1958)N/ANominated
1961Best DirectorJudgment at Nuremberg (1961)N/ANominated
1967Best DirectorGuess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)N/ANominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Inherit the Wind (1960, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 20, 2015 From The Stop Button

A lot of Inherit the Wind is about ideas and not small ones, but big ones. Director Kramer is careful with how big he lets the film get with these ideas, because even though Inherit the Wind is about Darwin vs. the Bible as its biggest idea, the smaller ideas are the more significant ones. And when ... Read full article

The Best Films of

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 1, 2014 From 4 Star Films

1. Judgment at Nuremberg 2. The Defiant Ones 3. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner 4. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 5. Inherit the Wind 6. High Noon 7. The Men 8. Champion... Read full article

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Stanley Kramer Facts
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 538-544. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.

Was to name his child after Spencer Tracy, but when the baby turned out to be a girl, he named her after Katharine Hepburn. Hepburn was also her godmother.

After graduating from New York University in 1933, majoring in writing, Kramer accepted an internship in Hollywood as a production assistant. He worked as a set p.a. at several studios from 1933 onward and eventually worked at Universal in the early 1940s as part of the swing gang in the art department.

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