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Ken Annakin

  • Birth 10 Aug 1914 Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire Unitary Authority, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Death 22 Apr 2009 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Garden of Serenity
  • Memorial ID 36272259

Motion Picture Director, Screenwriter. He directed nearly fifty feature films from the mid-1940s into the 1980s. He is best known to many for the war pictures "The Longest Day" (1962) and "Battle of the Bulge" (1965). Born in Yorkshire, England, he worked as a journalist before he embarked upon a career in the cinema. He started out as a cameraman's assistant and an assistant director before making his directing debut in 1947 with the film "Holiday Camp". Among his other memorable credits are "Miranda" (1948), "The Seekers" (1954), "Across the Bridge" (1957), "Swiss Family Robinson" (1960), "Very Important Person" (1961), "The Fast Lady" (1963), "The Biggest Bundle of Them All" (1968) and "Call of the Wild" (1972). He received an Academy Award nomination for his script contribution of the film "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" (1965). He died from complications following a heart attack and stroke he suffered two month earlier.

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  • Added: 24 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36272259
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ken Annakin (10 Aug 1914–22 Apr 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36272259, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .