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Douglas Sirk
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    (April 26, 1897-January 14, 1987)
    Birth name was Hans Detlef Sierck
    Directed 'Hitler's Madman (1943),' 'Magnificent Obsession (1954),' 'All That Heaven Allows (1956),' 'Written on the Wind (1956),' 'The Tarnished Angels (1958)' and 'Imitation of Life (1959)'
    Most of his films were melodramatic tearjerkers.
    His style was the inspiration for modern soap operas.
    His titles often had nothing to do with the content of his movies.
    Joseph Goebbels loved his early work in Germany.
    He was a prude about sex.
    He hated Nazism, and left Germany in 1937.
    He disliked the mainstream studio system in Hollywood.
    Despite their soap-opera plots, his movies are noted for great style and design.
    His work influenced many great modern film makers.
    He retired early because of health problems.
    He went blind in his old age, which tortured him because he loved to read.
    The acclaimed film 'Far From Heaven' is a tribute to his work.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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