Sam Spiegel

Sam Spiegel

Death 31 Dec 1985 (aged 84)
Burial Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 15339406 · View Source
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Motion Picture Producer. He was born in Jaroslau, Austria-Hungary (now Poland). He fled Germany when Hitler rose to power. Along with David O. Selznick, he was the epitome of Hollywood Producers, in fact the Producer's producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Elia Kazan's "On The Waterfront" and a further two times for his two collaborations with British director David Lean, "Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) and "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962). In 1963, he was awarded the prestigious Irving Thalberg Memorial Award at that year's Academy Awards for his many contributions to cinema. Sometimes he was credited as S.P. Eagle. His famous works include "The Stranger" (1946), "The African Queen" (1951), "Suddenly Last Summer" (1959), "Nicholas and Alexandra" (1971) and "The Last Tycoon" (1976). He died in St. Martin, Channel Island, United Kingdom.

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