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Josef von Sternberg (Jonas Sternberg)

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Biography

Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Josef von Sternberg split his childhood between Vienna and New York City. His father, a former soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, could not support his family in either city; Sternberg remembered him only as "an enormously strong man who often used his strength on me." Forced by poverty to drop out of high school, von Sternberg worked for a time in a Manhattan store that sold ribbons and lace to hat makers. A chance meeting in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, led to a new career in the cleaning and repair of movie prints. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Director

The Epic That Never Was 1966

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Camera Three 1955

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Arena 1975

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Hollywood 1980

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Writing