|Otto Preminger was born on December 5, 1906, in Vienna, Austria. He died on April 23, 1986, in New York, New York.
Preminger directed a few films in Germany before coming to America. He directed two films for 20th Century-Fox, but clashed with studio chief Darryl Zanuck.
Preminger began acting in films - often playing Nazis even though he was Jewish - until he returned to directing in 1944 with the thriller Laura.
During his long career, Preminger directed almost 40 films including Carmen Jones, Porgy and Bess, The Man With the Golden Arm, Saint Joan, Exodus, and Skidoo.