Gene Deitch

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Deitch in January 2009

Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (August 8, 1924 – April 16, 2020) was 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 was married to Zdenka Deitch.[3]

Deitch died in Prague on April 16, 2020 of bowel obstruction, at the age of 95.[4][5]

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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.
  4. American animator, longtime Prague expat Gene Deitch passes away at age 95
  5. Amidi, Amid (April 17, 2020). "Gene Deitch, Cartoon Modernist Who Headed UPA New York And Terrytoons, Dies At 95". Cartoon Brew. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved April 20, 2020.

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