After the war, he became one of the most consistent Hollywood directors of the 1950s and early 1960s - delivering intelligent and entertaining films, often literary adaptions, albeit rather melodramatic or heavy-going on occasion. His skills were technical, he did not bring much of a characteristic style to his work. Notable films include Anatomy of a Murder with James Stewart and Ben Gazzara, Advise and Consent with an on-form Charles Laughton, and Bonjour Tritesse with David Niven and Deborah Kerr.
Through an affair with Gypsy Rose Lee he had one child, the screenwriter Eric Lee Preminger.
Filmography: Die Grosse Liebe (1931), Under Your Spell (1936), Danger, Love at Work (1937), Margin for Error (1943), In the Meantime, Darling (1944), Laura (1944), Czarina (1945), Fallen Angel (1945), Forever Amber (1947), Daisy Kenyon (1947), The Fan (1949), Whirlpool (1949), Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950), The 13th Letter (1951), Angel Face (1952), The Moon is Blue (1953), Carmen Jones (1954), River of No Return (1954), One Man Mutiny (1955), The Man with the Golden Arm (1956), Saint Joan (1957), Bonjour Tritesse (1958), Porgy and Bess (1959), Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Exodus (1960), Advise and Consent (1962), The Cardinal (1963), In Harm's Way (1964), Bunny Lake is Missing (1965), Hurry Sundown (1967), Tell Me That You Love Me (1968), Skidoo (1968), Such Good Friends (1971), Rosebud (1975), The Human Factor (1979).
Awards: Preminger received one Oscar nomination for Best Picture for Anatomy of a Murder. He was twice nominated for the best director award for Laura and for The Cardinal. He never won an Oscar.
Otto Preminger Facts
|Birth Name||Otto Ludwig Preminger|
|Birthday||December 5, 1906|
|Date of death||April 23, 1986 (age 79)|
|In Harm's Way|
|Anatomy Of A Murder|
|Advise and Consent|
|Man With The Golden Arm|