Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Film Director and Producer
Born Feb 11, 1909

Joseph Leo Mankiewicz was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Mankiewicz had a long Hollywood career and is best known as the writer-director of All About Eve (1950), which was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won six. He was brother to screenwriter and drama critic Herman J. Mankiewicz who also won an Oscar for co-writing Citizen Kane (1941).… Read More

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1909 Birth Born on February 11, 1909.


1924 15 Years Old At age four, Mankiewicz moved with his family to New York City, graduating in 1924 from Stuyvesant High School.
1928 19 Years Old In 1928, he obtained a bachelor's degree from Columbia University. … Read More


1941 32 Years Old During his long career in Hollywood, Mankiewicz wrote forty-eight screenplays. He also produced more than twenty films including The Philadelphia Story which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1941. … Read More
1944 35 Years Old In 1944, he produced The Keys of the Kingdom, which starred Gregory Peck, and featured Mankiewicz's then-wife, Rose Stradner, in a supporting role as a nun.


1951 42 Years Old In 1951 Mankiewicz left Fox and moved to New York, intending to write for the Broadway stage. … Read More
1953 44 Years Old In 1953 he directed Julius Caesar for MGM, an adaptation of Shakespeare's play. … Read More
1958 49 Years Old In 1958 Mankiewicz directed The Quiet American, an adaptation of Graham Greene's 1955 novel about the seed of American military involvement in what would become the Vietnam War. … Read More


1968 59 Years Old …  He also was the uncle of Frank Mankiewicz, a well-known political campaign manager who officially announced the death of the assassinated presidential candidate, Robert F. Kennedy, in 1968. … Read More


1972 63 Years Old Mankiewicz made more films, however, garnering an Oscar nomination for Best Direction in 1972 for Sleuth, his final directing effort, starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.
1983 74 Years Old In 1983, he was a member of the jury at the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival.
1993 84 Years Old Mankiewicz died of a heart attack on February 5, 1993, six days before his 84th birthday. … Read More
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