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.
(on Charles Laughton) I had great difficulty managing Laughton; so did Alexander Korda.
(on Gary Cooper) One of the nicest human beings I have ever met.
I care nothing about the story, only how it is photographed and presented.
|Full Name at Birth||Jonas Sternberg|
|Other Names||Jo (nickname)|
|Age||75 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||May 29, 1894|
|Birthplace||Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria)|
|Date of Death||November 22, 1969|
|Location of Death||Hollywood, California, USA|
|Cause of Death||Heart Attack|
|Height||5' 5" (165 cm)|
|Occupation Category||Film Director|
|Claim to Fame||The Blue Angel (1930)|
|Friends||Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh|