His first child Helga Marie-Jeanne Schiel was born on the 1st August 1942 after a relationship with Herta Schiel who he had performed professionally with on stage at the Lido de Paris. Today his only living family members live in England.
Interviewed in "World Directors in Dialogue" by Bert Cardullo (Scarecrow Press, 2011).
One sister, Nathalie, also known as Odette.
Son of Russian father Georges-Emmanuel Tatischeff and Dutch mother Marcelle Claire Van Hoof.
Was a co-presenter with Barbara Rush of the Scientific and Technical Awards at the 1958 Oscars.
Was voted the 46th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. With only 9 films to his credit as director, he directed fewer films than any other director on this list of 50.