Born in German, Glattes was schooled in industrial design in Stockholm and Paris before he entered the film industry, working as a first assistant director in Munich. He worked steadily on American productions shooting in Europe, including Bob Fosse's Cabaret, where he met and later married Fosse's assistant choreographer, Kathryn Doby. He moved to New York in 1976 and later to Los Angeles, where they now reside.
Before continuing his association with Fosse as associate producer of All That Jazz and producer of Star 80, Glattes served as either first assistant director or production manager on such films as A Walk with Love and Death, Downhill Racer, Rosebud, Twilight's Last Gleaming and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He was associate producer on Sidney Lumet's Power and Robert Benton's Still of the Night.
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