Fred Zinnemann

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Fred Zinnemann
Zinnemann in the 1940s
Alfred Zinnemann

(1907-04-29)April 29, 1907
DiedMarch 14, 1997(1997-03-14) (aged 89)
London, England
Occupation(s)Movie director, producer
Years active1932–1982
Known for
Renee Bartlett (m. 1936)
ChildrenTim Zinnemann

Alfred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907 – March 14, 1997) was an Austrian Empire-born American movie director and producer. He won four Academy Awards for directing and producing movies. He also won a BAFTA Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

His best known movies were The Search (1947), The Men (1950), High Noon (1952), From Here to Eternity (1953), Oklahoma! (1955), The Nun's Story (1959), A Man For All Seasons (1966), The Day of the Jackal (1973), and Julia (1977). His movies have received 65 Oscar nominations, winning 24.[3]

His parents were Austrian Jews.[4] He graduated with a law degree from the University of Vienna in 1927. He later studied at Ecole Technique de Photographie et Cinématographie in Paris to become a cameraman. Both of his parents were killed during the Holocaust.

Zinnemann died of a heart attack in London, England on March 14, 1997 almost one month before his 90th birthday.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fred Zinnemann will return to Rzeszów. In August for an extraordinary film festival". rzeszow-news. rzeszow-news. July 12, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  2. "The Immigrant who Directed The American Classic High Noon". Forbes. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  3. "Overview for Fred Zinnemann". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  4. the London telegraph: "The music behind Hollywood's golden age – As the Proms pays tribute to Hollywood's golden age, Tim Robey looks at the composers who redefined the film score" By Tim Robey. August 24, 2013.
  5. "Zinnemann, Fred 1907–1997". Retrieved April 20, 2017.