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Douglas Sirk
Birth: Apr. 26, 1897
Death: Jan. 14, 1987

Noted Screenwriter and Motion Picture Director. He began his career in Germany with films as "April, April" (1935), "Stützen Der Gesellschaft" (1935) and "Zu Neuen Ufern" (1937). He arrived to Hollywood in the 30's fleeing nazism. He directed an antinazi film in 1943, "Hitler's Madman". But he is best remembered for his classic melodramas (often remakes of Jonh M. Stahl' Dramas, but with a critic sense): "Magnificent obsession" (1954), "All that heaven allows" (1955), "Written in the wind" (1956), "The tarnished angels" (1958), "A time to love and a time to die" (1958) and "Imitation of life" (1959). He influenced directors such as John Waters and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. His real name was Hans Detlef Sierck.  (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
Burial:
Cimitero di Castagnola-Cassarate
Lugano
Distretto di Lugano
Ticino, Switzerland
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Oct 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9683640
Douglas Sirk
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Douglas Sirk
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
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