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Also Known As: Died: March 31, 2008
Born: December 18, 1911 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Middletown, Connecticut, USA Profession: Director ...
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1936:
First role with the ARTEF (Yiddish Proletarian Theater) company in New York City
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Directed first stage play, "The Medicine Show"
1941:
Directed first short film, "The Tell-Tale Heart"
1942:
Feature directing debut, "Nazi Agent/Salute to Courage"
1947:
Helmed the brutal film noir, "Brute Force" starring Burt Lancaster and Hume Cronyn
1948:
Directed the black-and-white film noir "The Naked City"
1950:
Filmed "Night and the City" in London to avoid being brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee
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European producers were told that their films would not be allowed to be released in the United States if Dassin was involved in their production; did not direct another film for five years
1955:
Returned to directing with the French language noir classic "Rififi"
1960:
Directed (also scripted) future wife, Melina Mercouri in "Never on Sunday"; earned Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay
1962:
Once again directed Melina Mercouri in "Phaedra"
1964:
Directed the heist film, "Topkapi" starring Melina Mercouri and Peter Ustinov
1967:
Directed "Illya Darling" the Broadway musical adaptation of his film, "Never on Sunday"
1968:
Wrote and directed "Up Tight!" starring Ruby Dee and Roscoe Lee Browne
1970:
Directed (also wrote and produced) his wife, Melina Mercouri in "Promise at Dawn"
1974:
Directed and co-starred with (also wrote) Olympia Dukakis, Arthur Miller and Melina Mercouri in "The Rehearsal"
1978:
Wrote and directed "Kravgi gynaikon"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film
1980:
Directed his final feature, "Circle of Two" starring Richard Burton as a 60-year old artist who falls in love with a fifteen-year-old (Tatum O'Neal)

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