Stanley Kramer (September 29, 1913 - February 19, 2001) was a Jewish-American film director and producer. Six of his films received Academy Award nominations as best picture. Kramer was born in Brooklyn, New York, New York and graduated from New York University in 1933. He died in Woodland Hills, California.
His films, particularly those he directed, are often strongly politically liberal, dealing with nuclear war, racial prejudice, and creationism.