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John Schlesinger
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Birth Date:February 16, 1926
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Occupation:Film/TV Director

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John Schlesinger

Biography:John Schlesinger John Richard Schlesinger CBE (February 16, 1926 - July 25, 2003) was a British film director.

Born in London to a Jewish family, he went on to work in television as an actor after graduating from the Balliol College, Oxford. One of his first movies, the documentary Terminus (1960), earned him a Venice Film Festival Gold Lion and a British Academy Award.

His first three movies, A Kind of Loving (1962), Billy Liar (1963) and Darling (1965) describe tartly the modern urban way of life in England. Schlesinger's next movie was Far From the Madding Crowd (1967), an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's popular novel. Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy (1969) was internationally acclaimed and it won Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture.

His later films include Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), The Day of the Locust (1975), Marathon Man (1976), Yanks (1979), Pacific Heights (1990), A Question of Attribution (1991), and The Innocent (1993).

Schlesinger also directed Timon of Athens (1964) for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the musical I and Albert (1972) at London's Piccadilly Theatre. From 1973 he was an associate director of the Royal National Theatre.

Schlesinger underwent a quadruple heart bypass in 1998, before suffering a stroke in December 2000. He was taken off life support at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs on July 24, 2003 and died early the following day.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Marathon Man (1976)
The Day of the Locust (1975)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Darling (1965)
Darling (film) (1965)
A Kind of Loving (1962)

Chinese Horoscope for John Schlesinger
Includes characteristics and Vices
John Schlesinger's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 13, 1926 - February 01, 1927
Birthday: February 16, 1926

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

John Schlesinger's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: February 16, 1926

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

John Schlesinger's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: February 16, 2018

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.




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