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Josef Von Sternberg

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Josef von Sternberg, born Jonas Sternberg (29 May 1894 – 22 December 1969) was an Austrian-American film director. His family emigrated permanently to the United States when he was fourteen, and he grew up in New York City. He started working at World Film Company in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where he was mentored by French director Emile Chautard.

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  • Born: Jonas Sternberg 29 May 1894 Vienna, Austria-Hungary
  • Died: 22 December 1969 (aged 75) Hollywood, California
  • Spouse(s): Riza Royce (1926-1930; divorced) Jean Annette McBride (1945-1947; divorced) Meri Otis Wilner (1948-1969; his death; 1 child)
  • Parent(s): Moses (Morris) Sternberg

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