Daniel Mann

Daniel Mann

Directed 7 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Anna Magnani, Marisa Pavan, Susan Hayward, Paul Muni and Elizabeth Taylor. Booth, Taylor, Magnani won Oscars for their performances in one of Mann's movies.

Father of Alex Mann.

Father-in-law of Harold Ramis.

He studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse and eventually became his assistant. In the very early days of the Actors Studio (founded in 1947) before Lee Strasberg became its artistic director, Mann was one of its first teachers.

Is portrayed by David Proval in James Dean (2001) (TV)

Was in negotiations to direct The Rainmaker (1956) for Paramount Pictures, but the job was eventually taken by Joseph Anthony.