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 Ken Annakin

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Birth
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire Unitary Authority, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death
22 Apr 2009 (aged 94)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Westwood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Garden of Serenity
Memorial ID
36272259 View Source

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.

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.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 24 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 36272259
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36272259/ken-annakin: accessed ), memorial page for Ken Annakin (10 Aug 1914–22 Apr 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 36272259, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.