Ernst Lubitsch Overview:

Legendary director, Ernst Lubitsch, was born on Jan 29, 1892 in Berlin, Germany. Lubitsch died at the age of 55 on Nov 30, 1947 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.



Although Lubitsch was nominated for three Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Oscar Award in 1946 for his distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1928/29Best DirectorThe Patriot (1928)N/ANominated
1929/30Best DirectorThe Love Parade (1929)N/ANominated
1943Best DirectorHeaven Can Wait (1943)N/ANominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

1946Special Awardfor his distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture


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

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By Carol Martinheira on Jan 9, 2023 From The Old Hollywood Garden

AND THE OSCAR DOESN’T GO TO… On January 9, 2023 By CarolIn Uncategorized Well, here it is, it?s 2023 and I?m already tired. Happy New Year, everyone! I had a good 2002, movie-wise and otherwise-wise. I started my Cinema Museum screenings, ... Read full article

To Be or Not to Be (1942), a Daring Mixed-Genre Satire from

By The Lady Eve on Oct 20, 2021 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

This Hollywood-savvy item appeared in the December 1932 issue of Vanity Fair, “…although a German director [he] is now claimed by America. His gay and cynic touch, his dramatic use of detail, have reconditioned many an otherwise anemic script and saved it from the shelf – until a... Read full article

Carole Lombard and Jack Benny in ’s “To Be or Not to Be”

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 13, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Carole Lombard and Jack Benny in ’s “To Be or Not to Be” To Be or Not to Be (1942) is a comedy directed by and starring Carole Lombard and Jack Benny The film is set in Warsaw, Poland, before the 1939 Nazi invasion. Josef Tura (Jack Benny) and his... Read full article

The Love Parade (1929): ’s First Talkie

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 14, 2020 From 4 Star Films

Looking over it now, The Love Parade just might be one of the finest pre-1930s musicals, capitalizing on the rising trend thanks to the success of The Jazz Singer and Broadway Melody. Whereas many of its contemporaries are mainly interesting as historical relics, this Lubitsch comedy still has some ... Read full article

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By KC on Mar 3, 2019 From Classic Movies

Image Source There are a thousand ways to point a camera, but really only one. - Quote Source... Read full article

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Son of Simcha (Simon) Lubitsch, a Jewish tailor.

Was known for always playing practical jokes on his film sets.

The term "MOS" is used, on a slate, when a scene is filmed without sync sound (or any sound). This directive is widely thought to be a homage to Lubitsch who would say, in his thick Berlin accent, that he wished to shoot some footage "mitout sound." "Mit" means "with" in German...ergo...without sound..."mitout sound"- "M-O-S."

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