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Lewis Milestone
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Birth Date:September 30, 1895
Astrology Sign:Libra
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Died Date:September 25, 1980

Occupation:Film/TV Director

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Lewis Milestone

Biography:Lewis Milestone (born Lev Milstein) (September 30, 1895 - September 25, 1980) was an accomplished, and award-winning motion picture director. He was born in Chişinău, Moldova, although at the time it was the Russian city of Kishinev, and came to the United States just prior to World War I. Milestone held a number of odd jobs before enlisting in the U.S. Signal Corps, where he worked as an assistant director on Army training films during the war.

After the war he went to Hollywood, where he first worked as a film cutter, and later as an assistant director. Howard Hughes promoted Milestone to director, and one of his early efforts, the 1928 film Two Arabian Knights, won him an Oscar in the first Academy Award ceremony. He also directed The Racket, an early gangster film, and later helped Hughes direct scenes for his aviation saga Hell's Angels (for which he never received credit).

Milestone won his second Academy Award for All Quiet on the Western Front, a screen adaptation of the antiwar novel by Erich Maria Remarque. His next, The Front Page, brought the Ben Hecht/Charles MacArthur play to the screen. It earned him another Oscar nomination. He worked extensively in television from the mid 1950s.

On his passing in 1980, Lewis Milestone was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Milestone's Academy Award Nominations 1940 Nominated Of Mice and Men 1931 Nominated The Front Page 1930 Won All Quiet on the Western Front 1929 Won Two Arabian Knights

Preceded by: - Academy Award for Best Director 1927-1928 for Two Arabian Knights co-awardee with Frank Borzage Succeeded by: Frank Lloyd for The Divine Lady Preceded by: Frank Lloyd for The Divine Lady Academy Award for Best Director 1929-1930 for All Quiet on the Western Front Succeeded by: Norman Taurog for Skippy

Milestone's filmography as a director "Arrest and Trial" (television) series Mutiny on the Bounty Ocean's Eleven Pork Chop Hill "Have Gun, Will Travel" (television series) La Vedova X They Who Dare Melba Kangaroo Les Misérables (1952) Halls of Montezuma The Red Pony No Minor Vices Arch of Triumph The Strange Love of Martha Ivers A Walk in the Sun The Purple Heart Guest in the House The North Star Edge of Darkness My Life with Caroline Lucky Partners The Night of Nights Of Mice and Men The General Died at Dawn Anything Goes Paris in Spring The Captain Hates the Sea Hallelujah, I'm a Bum Rain The Front Page All Quiet on the Western Front Betrayal New York Nights The Racket Tempest The Garden of Eden Two Arabian Knights The Kid Brother Fine Manners The New Klondike The Caveman Seven Sinners Fit to Win Positive Posture The Toothbrush

Achievements: (Filmography)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1963)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
The Kid Brother (1927)

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Birthday: September 30, 1895

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Birthday: September 30, 2017

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