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Preminger, Ottolocked

(05 December 1905?–23 April 1986)
  • Dan Streible

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Preminger, Otto (05 December 1905?–23 April 1986), producer-director, was born Otto Ludwig Preminger in Vienna, Austria, the son of Dr. Markus Preminger, a lawyer, and Josefa Fraenkel. Although raised in a Jewish family amid a Roman Catholic (often anti-Semitic) society, Preminger enjoyed a privileged upbringing, protected by his family’s wealth and his father’s power as chief prosecutor for the Austro-Hungarian empire. He earned a doctor of law degree from the University of Vienna in 1926 but had already begun a career in theater....

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