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Subject: Also born 100 years ago, Film & TV director Delbert Mann (died 2007)

Directed "Marty"
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Date Posted: Thursday, January 30, 01:10:36pm
In reply to: Mr. Anderson died just a couple years ago, at age 98! 's message, "ARCHIVE; January 30, 1920 ~It was a century ago on this day, UK-born film director Michael Anderson, best known for directing the Second World War film The "Dam Busters" (1955), the epic "Around the World in 80 Days" (1956), and later the sci-fi "Logan's Run" (1976)", was born. -Happy 100th! ..." on Wednesday, January 29, 10:59:03pm

Delbert Martin Mann Jr. (January 30, 1920 November 11, 2007) was an American television and film director. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for the film Marty (1955), adapted from a 1953 teleplay of the same name which he had also directed. From 1967 to 1971, he was president of the Directors Guild of America. In 2002, he received the DGA's honorary life member award. Mann was credited to have "helped bring TV techniques to the film world.


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Very good call. The often today-dismissed director Del Mann erned an Academy Award for his directing "Marty", and assisting character actor Ernest Borgnine in earning his 'Best Actor' Oscar for their film, "Marty" (1955). -Backstory ...FUN FACT: Mann was the only director to win an Oscar for his FIRST film, a record that stood nearly 50 years!Thursday, January 30, 01:35:39pm

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