Gene Deitch

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Deitch in January 2009

Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (born August 8, 1924) is an American illustrator, animator and film director. His movie Munro won an Academy Award for Animated Short Film in 1961.[1] It was the first short made outside of the United States to receive an Oscar.

Deitch was born in Chicago, Illinois. He has three sons: Kim, Simon, and Seth. They are artists and writers for comics.[2] Deitch is married to Zdenka Deitch.[3]

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  1. "1960 (33rd)". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  2. Kim Deitch at the Lambiek Comiclopedia. Retrieved on November 12, 2013. Archived from the original on September 7, 2013.
  3. Gene Deitch at the Lambiek Comiclopedia. Retrieved on November 6, 2013. Archived from the original on September 8, 2015.

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