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MAURICE CHEVALIER, actor and singer

Born: September 12, 1888
Father: a house painter
Once worked as: an electrician, doll painter, and printer
During World War I: was a German prisoner of war
First Best Actor Oscar nomination: THE LOVE PARADE (1929)
Recommended films: ONE HOUR WITH YOU, LOVE ME TONIGHT, THE LOVE PARADE, GIGI, THE SMILING LIEUTENANT…

starDate: brian de palma

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BRIAN DE PALMA, director

Born: September 11, 1940, Newark, NJ
Father: an orthopedic surgeon
Breakthrough films: THE RESPONSIVE EYE (documentary, 1966), GREETINGS (1968)
Recommended films: THE UNTOUCHABLES, CARRIE, SISTERS, BLOWOUT, SCARFACE, OBSESSION, DRESSED TO KILL…

starDate: robert wise

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ROBERT WISE, director, producer and editor

Born: September 10, 1914, Indiana
Father: a meat packer
First screen credit: A TRIP TO FIJILAND (1935)
Recommended films as editor: CITIZEN KANE, THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS; as director: THE BODY SNATCHER, WEST SIDE STORY, RUN SILENT RUN DEEP, THE HAUNTING, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL…

starDate: arthur freed

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ARTHUR FREED, producer and lyricist

Born: September 9, 1894, South Carolina
Career beginnings: in vaudeville with the Marx Bros.
Recommended films as producer: THE WIZARD OF OZ, ON THE TOWN, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, THE BAND WAGON, ROYAL WEDDING. As lyricist: the song, Beautiful Girl, from GOING HOLLYWOOD…

starDate: elia kazan

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ELIA KAZAN, director, writer, actor, producer

Born: September 7, 1909, Constantinople
Recommended films as director: A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT, ON THE WATERFRONT, A FACE IN THE CROWD, EAST OF EDEN, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS…