b. 28 January 1892, Berlin, Germany, d. 30 November 1947, Bel Atmosphere, LA, California, USA. A celebrated film movie director who got Hollywood by surprise after shifting to America in 1923. His status was predicated on some sophisticated comedies, 1st with silents, and with talkies such as for example Trouble In Heaven (1932). In the first 30s, he do grace several greatly effective Paramount musicals – which starred Maurice Chevalier – along with his extremely specific, innovative and delightfully risqué ‘Lusbitsch contact’. They were The Like Parade, Paramount On Parade (co-directed), Monte Carlo, The Smiling Lieutenant, 1 HOUR With You, as well as the Merry Widow (1934). For a while through the 30s Lubitsch was the movie director of creation at Paramount, and he continuing are a movie director on a number of films in to the 40s. The only real musical included in this was 20th Century-Fox’s That Woman In Ermine, starring Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jnr., and Cesar Romero. Unfortunately, it needed to be finished by Otto Preminger after Lubitsch’s loss of life from a coronary attack in 1947. A yr earlier he previously received a particular Academy Honor for ‘his recognized contributions towards the art from the motion picture’.