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Also Known As: Hermann Kosterlitz, Hermann Kosterlitz Died: September 21, 1988
Born: May 1, 1905 Cause of Death: complications following liver surgery
Birth Place: Berlin, DE Profession: director, screenwriter, cartoonist, film critic, reporter, painter

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Flexible studio talent who began his career as a critic, becoming a scenarist in 1926 and a director in 1932. Leaving Germany the year Hitler took power, Koster made several films in Europe before going to Hollywood. His US debut with "Three Smart Girls" (1937), the first in a series of Deanna Durbin vehicles, was a resounding success and helped bolster the straitened Universal studios.Koster is perhaps best known for the charming "Harvey" (1950), in which James Stewart played opposite an invisible six-foot rabbit; he also directed the rather stodgy but well-remembered "The Robe" (1953), notably primarily as the first film to be shot in CinemaScope.

Flexible studio talent who began his career as a critic, becoming a scenarist in 1926 and a director in 1932. Leaving Germany the year Hitler took power, Koster made several films in Europe before going to Hollywood. His US debut with "Three Smart Girls" (1937), the first in a series of Deanna Durbin vehicles, was a resounding success and helped bolster the straitened Universal studios.

Koster is perhaps best known for the charming "Harvey" (1950), in which James Stewart played opposite an invisible six-foot rabbit; he also directed the rather stodgy but well-remembered "The Robe" (1953), notably primarily as the first film to be shot in CinemaScope.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  The Singing Nun (1965) Director
2.
  Dear Brigitte (1965) Director
3.
  Take Her, She's Mine (1963) Director
4.
5.
  Flower Drum Song (1961) Director
6.
  The Story of Ruth (1960) Director
7.
  The Naked Maja (1959) Director
8.
  Fräulein (1958) Director
9.
  My Man Godfrey (1957) Director
10.
  D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 The Big Show (1957)
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Immigrated to USA via France
1924:
Screenwriting debut
1932:
Directing debut with "Das Abenteuer der Thea Roland"
1933:
Moved to France
1937:
US directing debut "Three Smart Girls"
1953:
Directed first cinemascope movie "The Robe"
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Education

Academy of Fine Arts: -

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wife:
Peggy Moran. Actor. Married 1942.

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son:
Robert J Koster. Assistant director.
son:
Peter Koster.

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