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Delbert Martin Mann, Jr. (January 30, 1920 – November 11, 2007) was an American television and film director. He won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Director for the film Marty. It was the first Best Picture winner to be based on a television program, being adapted from a 1953 teleplay of the same name which he had also directed. Mann is also the only director other than Billy Wilder and Roman Polanski to win an Oscar for his direction and a Cannes Palme d'Or for the same film. From 1967 to 1971, he was president of the Directors Guild of America.

Mann was born in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, the son of Ora (née Patton), a civic worker and teacher, and Delbert Martin Mann, Sr., a college professor. Mann graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After school, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in WW II, then got discharged after service in the European theater. He then attended Yale Drama School, and graduated, followed by work in theater and eventually, TV and movies. He was married to Ann Caroline Mann from 1941 until his wife's death in 2001. Mann died from pneumonia on November 11, 2007 at a Los Angeles hospital.

 

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Delbert Martin Mann, Jr. (January 30, 1920 – November 11, 2007) was an American television and film director. He won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Director for the film Marty. It was the first Best Picture winner to be based on a television program, being adapted from a 1953 teleplay of the same name which he had also directed. Mann is also the only director other than Billy Wilder and Roman Polanski to win an Oscar for his direction and a Cannes Palme d'Or for the same film. From 1967 to 1971, he was president of the Directors Guild of America.

Mann was born in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, the son of Ora (née Patton), a civic worker and teacher, and Delbert Martin Mann, Sr., a college professor. Mann graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After school, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in WW II, then got discharged after service in the European theater. He then attended Yale Drama School, and graduated, followed by work in theater and eventually, TV and movies. He was married to Ann Caroline Mann from 1941 until his wife's death in 2001. Mann died from pneumonia on November 11, 2007 at a Los Angeles hospital.

 

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1920-01-30

Day of Death 2007-11-11

Place of Birth Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Del Mann

Directing TV ShowsMovies

Brontë Director
1994 Lily in Winter Director
1994 Incident in a Small Town Director
1992 Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore Director
1991 Ironclads Director
1988 April Morning Director
1986 The Last Days of Patton Director
1985 A Death in California (2 episodes)Director
1984 Love Leads the Way: A True Story Director
1983 The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story Director
1982 The Member of the Wedding Director
1982 Night Crossing Director
1981 All the Way Home Director
1980 To find my son Director
1979 All Quiet on the Western Front Director
1979 Torn Between Two Lovers Director
1978 Home to Stay Director
1978 Breaking Up Director
1976 Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident Director
1976 Birch Interval Director
1975 A Girl Named Sooner Director
1975 The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond Director
1973 The Man Without a Country Director
1972 No Place to Run Director
1972 She Waits Director
1971 Kidnapped Director
1971 Jane Eyre Director
1969 David Copperfield Director
1968 Heidi Director
1968 The Pink Jungle Director
1967 Fitzwilly Director
1966 CBS Playhouse (1 episode)Director
1966 Mister Buddwing Director
1965 Quick Before It Melts Director
1964 Dear Heart Director
1963 A Gathering of Eagles Director
1962 That Touch of Mink Director
1961 The Outsider Director
1961 Lover Come Back Director
1960 Insight (1 episode)Director
1960 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Director
1959 Startime (1 episode)Director
1959 What Makes Sammy Run? Director
1959 NBC Sunday Showcase (2 episodes)Director
1959 Middle of the Night Director
1958 Separate Tables Director
1958 Desire Under the Elms Director
1957 The Bachelor Party Director
1955 Playwrights '56 (2 episodes)Director
1955 Ford Star Jubilee (1 episode)Director
1955 Marty Director
1954 Producers' Showcase (6 episodes)Director
1953 Marty Director
1952 Omnibus (3 episodes)Director
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (2 episodes)Director
1951 Goodyear Television Playhouse (37 episodes)Director
1949 Lights Out (1 episode)Director
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (71 episodes)Director

Acting

2003 Rita
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1984 Geschundenes Zelluloid - Das Schicksal des Kinoklassikers 'Im Westen nichts Neues' as Himself
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)

Production

1988 April Morning Producer
1965 Quick Before It Melts Producer
1959 What Makes Sammy Run? Producer

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