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Otto Preminger
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Birth Date:December 5, 1906
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
Chinese Sign:Horse - Yang
Birth Name:Otto Ludwig Preminger
Birth Place:Vienna, Austria
Died Date:April 23, 1986

Occupation:film director, Bonjour Tristesse/Director

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Otto Preminger

Biography:Otto Preminger (December 5, 1906 - April 23, 1986) was a film director.

Born in Vienna, of assimilated Jewish ancestry, he worked with Max Reinhardt before emigrating to America. At first he directed and acted for 20th Century Fox, his Austrian accent typecasting him as a screen Nazi, despite his Jewish background.

After the war, he became well known as a Hollywood directors in the 1950s and early 1960s — delivering films that were well received by critics such as Andrew Sarris.

The bald-headed Preminger was known to fulfill the stereotype of the demanding Teutonic terror, in the vein of directors such as Erich von Stroheim and Fritz Lang. He was well-respected by some, but was often antagonistic towards his actors: Dyan Cannon once commented that she didn't think "he was capable of directing his nephew to the bathroom." Nonetheless, he was credited with helping break down the ingrained Catholic censorship then controlling motion pictures by dint of his demands, creativity and control.

Notable films include Anatomy of a Murder with James Stewart and Ben Gazzara, Advise and Consent with an on-form Charles Laughton, and Bonjour Tristesse with David Niven and Deborah Kerr. He also acted in a few movies; his most notable role is that of the warden of a German POW camp in Stalag 17.

In the 1960s Batman television series, Preminger was one of three actors who played Mr. Freeze. Adam West who portrayed Batman recalls Preminger as incredibly rude and unpleasant, and that all members of the cast were secretly delighted when he was subsequently pursued for unpaid dues by the Screen Actors Guild.

Ingo Preminger, who produced the 1970 M*A*S*H* movie, is Otto Preminger's brother.

Through an extramarital relationship with Gypsy Rose Lee he had one child, writer and screenwriter Erik Lee Preminger.

During his marriage, he engaged in an affair with Dorothy Dandridge, who wanted him to leave his wife and marry her.

Otto Preminger died in 1986, aged 79, of cancer and Alzheimer's disease, and was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York.

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1956)
The Moon is Blue (1953)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Laura (1944)

Chinese Horoscope for Otto Preminger
Includes characteristics and Vices
Otto Preminger's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 23, 1906 - February 12, 1907
Birthday: December 5, 1906

The Horse is a Yang,
and is the Seventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.


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

Otto Preminger's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: December 5, 1906

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

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

Otto Preminger's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: December 5, 2023

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.




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