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Otto Preminger Net Worth

Otto Preminger Net Worth is
$700,000

Otto Preminger Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Otto Ludwig Preminger (5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986) was an Austrian American theatre and film director.After moving from the theatre to Hollywood, he directed over 35 feature films in a five-decade career. He first gained attention for film noir mysteries such as Laura (1944) and Fallen Angel (1945) while in the 1950s and '60s, he directed a number of high-profile adaptations of popular novels and stage works. Several of these later films pushed the boundaries of censorship by dealing with topics which were then taboo in Hollywood, such as drug addiction (The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955), rape (Anatomy of a Murder, 1959) and homosexuality (Advise & Consent, 1962). He was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. He also had a few acting roles.
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Date Of BirthDecember 5, 1905
Died1986-04-23
Place Of BirthWiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary [now Vyzhnytsia, Chernivetska oblast, Ukraine]
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionDirector, Producer, Actor
SpouseMary Gardner
Star SignSagittarius
#Trademark
1Fluid camera movements and long takes
2Known for his boundary-pushing characters and storylines, which frequently courted controversy upon release
TitleSalary
Laura (1944)$1,500 /week
#Quote
1[after the disastrous failure of Skidoo (1968))] I don't think many people adore it. Except my wife, who adores all my pictures, because that's what you get married for.
2Marilyn Monroe? A vacuum with nipples.
3Directing Marilyn Monroe was like directing Lassie. You needed 14 takes to get each one of them right.
4[Giving direction to a group of children in Exodus (1960)] Cry, you little monsters!
5There were giants in the industry. Now it is an era of midgets and conglomerates.
6I do not welcome advice from actors, they are here to act.
#Fact
1Is portrayed by Christian Berkel in Trumbo (2015).
2He appeared on the famous British radio program "Desert Island Discs" in the spring of 1980, at the time of the British opening of his final film, The Human Factor (1979). This program asks well-known people what eight records they would bring with them to a desert island, together with one book and one luxury. His eight records consisted of music from his own films; his book selection was his own autobiography; and his luxury was a mirror. He got a great deal of publicity for this, but "The Human Factor" was a major box-office flop.
3The Austrian Post AG issued a special Stamp in Preminger's Honor on February 5, 2010 in the Series "Austrians in Hollywood". Face Value of the Stamp 0.55 Euro.
4For his appearance on Batman (1966), Preminger was paid $2,500, the standard fee for actors who appeared on the series after asking for a role. The Screen Actors Guild got wind of this, and ordered that none of their members were to work for Preminger unless he paid the SAG dues for his appearance on Batman, and various other monies he owed them dating back to his acting career. As a result, Preminger ended up $7,600 out of pocket from his turn as Mr. Freeze.
5Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 705-707. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
6Following his death, he was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York.
7Chief executive at the Theater in Josefstadt in Vienna from 1933 to 1935.
8Had a degree in law.
9Collaborated with Max Reinhardt before emigrating from Austria to the United States.
10His 1977 autobiography "Preminger: An Autobiography" was ghost-written by June Callwood who also ghost-wrote Barbara Walters 1970 book "How to Talk With Practically Anybody About Practically Anything".
11His affair with Dorothy Dandridge was portrayed in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999).
12Interviewed in Peter Bogdanovich's "Who the Devil Made It: Conversations With Robert Aldrich, George Cukor, Allan Dwan, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Chuck Jones, Fritz Lang, Joseph H. Lewis, Sidney Lumet, Leo McCarey, Otto Preminger, Don Siegel, Josef von Sternberg, Frank Tashlin, Edgar G. Ulmer, Raoul Walsh." NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
13Was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1956.
14Was preparing a drama about Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg to be called "Open Question", but died before he could realize this project.
15Had directed 9 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Clifton Webb, Maggie McNamara, Dorothy Dandridge, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, Arthur O'Connell, George C. Scott, Sal Mineo and John Huston.
16Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945." Pages 888-898. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
17Was voted the 47th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
18Twins with Hope Bryce: Victoria and Mark (born October 3, 1960) (they were 11 at the time of their parents' marriage).
19Brother of producer Ingo Preminger.
20While filming Carmen Jones (1954), he began an affair with the film's star Dorothy Dandridge, which lasted four years.
21At the premiere of Exodus (1960), Jewish comedian Mort Sahl is reported to have exclaimed, "Otto, let my people go!", which was ironic given that Preminger himself was Jewish.
22During the filming of Saint Joan (1957), Jean Seberg (playing Joan of Arc) was about to be burned at the stake. To the horror of the cast and crew, the pile of wood below her actually caught fire. Despite cries and screams of horror, Preminger would not allow the flames extinguished until he had filmed the scene (from "Played Out: The Jean Seberg Story" by David Richards).
23Insisted that Robert Mitchum actually slap Jean Simmons for their scenes in Angel Face (1953)
24Father, with ecdysiast of renown Gypsy Rose Lee, of producer-screenwriter Erik Lee Preminger.

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinéma cinémas1986TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Human Factor1979
Rosebud1975
Such Good Friends1971
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon1970
Skidoo1968
Hurry Sundown1967
Bunny Lake Is Missing1965
In Harm's Way1965
The Cardinal1963
Advise & Consent1962
Exodus1960
Anatomy of a Murder1959
Porgy and Bess1959
Bonjour Tristesse1958
Saint Joan1957
The Making of 'Saint Joan'1957Documentary short
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell1955
The Man with the Golden Arm1955
Producers' Showcase1954TV Series 1 episode
Carmen Jones1954
River of No Return1954
Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach1953
The Moon Is Blue1953
Angel Face1953
The 13th Letter1951
Where the Sidewalk Ends1950
Whirlpool1950
The Fan1949
That Lady in Ermine1948uncredited
Daisy Kenyon1947
Forever Amber1947
Centennial Summer1946
Fallen Angel1945
A Royal Scandal1945
Laura1944
In the Meantime, Darling1944
Margin for Error1943
Kidnapped1938uncredited
Danger - Love at Work1937
Nancy Steele Is Missing!1937uncredited
Under Your Spell1936as Otto Ludwig Preminger
The Great Love1931as Otto Ludwig Preminger

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Human Factor1979producer
Rosebud1975producer
Such Good Friends1971producer
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon1970producer
Skidoo1968producer
Hurry Sundown1967producer
Bunny Lake Is Missing1965producer
In Harm's Way1965producer
The Cardinal1963producer
Advise & Consent1962producer
Exodus1960producer
Anatomy of a Murder1959producer
Bonjour Tristesse1958producer
Saint Joan1957producer
The Making of 'Saint Joan'1957Documentary short producer
The Man with the Golden Arm1955producer
Producers' Showcase1954TV Series guest producer - 1 episode
Carmen Jones1954producer
Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach1953producer
The Moon Is Blue1953producer
Angel Face1953producer
The 13th Letter1951producer
Where the Sidewalk Ends1950producer
Whirlpool1950producer
The Fan1949producer
Daisy Kenyon1947producer
Centennial Summer1946producer
Fallen Angel1945producer
Laura1944producer
In the Meantime, Darling1944producer
The Great Love1931producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsere Leichen leben noch1981
The Hobbit1977TV MovieThe Elvenking (voice)
Skidoo1968Voice introducing the credits (voice, uncredited)
Batman1966TV SeriesMr. Freeze
Bunny Lake Is Missing1965On-screen Trailer Host and Narrator (uncredited)
Suspense1954TV SeriesCaptain von Weissenborn
Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach1953Voice
Stalag 171953Oberst von Scherbach
The Billy Rose Show1951TV Series
Where Do We Go from Here?1945General Rahl (uncredited)
They Got Me Covered1943Fauscheim
Margin for Error1943Karl Baumer
The Pied Piper1942Maj. Diessen

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cardinal1963presenter
Critic's Choice1963stage producer
Advise & Consent1962presenter
Exodus1960presenter
Anatomy of a Murder1959presenter
The Man with the Golden Arm1955presenter
Carmen Jones1954presenter
The Moon Is Blue1953presenter / produced on Broadway by / voice - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Je später der Abend...1975TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1973TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Film Night1973TV SeriesHimself
Day at Night1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The David Frost Show1970-1972TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
The Virginia Graham Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Real Tom Kennedy Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Apropos Film1970TV Series documentaryHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1968-1970TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joan Rivers Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1968TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1957-1968TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Audience Bow
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Dateline: Hollywood1967TV SeriesHimself
Firing Line1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest
To Tell the Truth1965TV SeriesHimself
The Linkletter Show1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cinema1965TV Series documentaryHimself
That Regis Philbin Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Cinépanorama1956-1964TV Series documentaryHimself
Password All-Stars1964TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine1963TV SeriesHimself / Co-Host
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1961-1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Director
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1960TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Small World1960TV SeriesHimself
The Ben Hecht Show1958TV SeriesHimself - Director / Producer
The Seven Lively Arts1957TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Saint Joan'1957Documentary shortHimself - Narrator
The Faye Emerson Show1951TV SeriesHimself
Ship's Reporter1948TV SeriesHimself
Arena1982TV Series documentaryHimself
New York, New York1980TV SeriesHimself
Ryan's Hope1980TV SeriesHimself
Today1967-1980TV SeriesHimself
Film '721972-1979TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Himself
The Mike Douglas Show1966-1977TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Director / Himself - Producer / ...
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself
Soul Alive1977TV SeriesHimself
Die Titelmacher1976TV MovieHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1963-1976TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood on Trial1976DocumentaryHimself
Rickles1975TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Die Öscars2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Éternelle Jean Seberg2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cinéma, de notre temps2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Un voyageur2013DocumentaryHimself
Sing Your Song2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Trumbo2007DocumentaryHimself
John Wayne: On Board with the Duke1997Video documentaryHimself
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker1991DocumentaryHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6624 Hollywood Blvd.
1955Bronze Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalCarmen Jones (1954)
1955PrizeLocarno International Film FestivalCarmen Jones (1954)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsBest Producer-Director5th place.
1970Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalTell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsProducer-Director5th place.
1964OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorThe Cardinal (1963)
1964Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorThe Cardinal (1963)
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Producer/Director7th place.
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Producer/Director9th place.
1962Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalAdvise & Consent (1962)
1960OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureAnatomy of a Murder (1959)
1960Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest DirectorAnatomy of a Murder (1959)
1960BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film from any SourceAnatomy of a Murder (1959)
1960DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesAnatomy of a Murder (1959)
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Producer/Director6th place.
1959Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Producer/Director9th place.
1959Golden LionVenice Film FestivalAnatomy of a Murder (1959)
1955Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalCarmen Jones (1954)
1945OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorLaura (1944)

2nd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1955NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorThe Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
1954NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorCarmen Jones (1954)

3rd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Producer/Director
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Producer/Director

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