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Walter Wanger

Film Producer
Born Jul 11, 1894

Walter Wanger was an American film producer active in filmmaking from the 1910s to the turbulent production of Cleopatra in 1963. Wanger developed a reputation as an intellectual and a socially conscious movie executive who produced provocative message movies and glittering romantic melodramas. Wanger was strongly influenced by European films, and made many productions geared towards international markets.… Read More

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1894 Birth Born on July 11, 1894.


1919 24 Years Old Wanger married silent film actress Justine Johnstone in 1919.


1938 44 Years Old They divorced in 1938 and in 1940 he married Joan Bennett with whom he remained married until their divorce in 1965. … Read More
1939 45 Years Old …  Wanger served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1939 to October 1941 and from December 1941 to 1945.


1946 52 Years Old Wanger was given an Honorary Academy Award in 1946 for his service as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
1949 55 Years Old He refused another honorary Oscar in 1949 for Joan of Arc, out of anger over the fact that the film, which he felt was one of his best, had not been nominated for Best Picture.
1951 57 Years Old In 1951, Wanger shot and wounded Lang after accusing him of having an affair with Bennett. … Read More


1958 64 Years Old His 1958 production of I Want to Live! starred Susan Hayward in an anti-capital punishment film that is one of the most highly regarded films on the subject. … Read More
1966 72 Years Old In May 1966, Wanger received the Commendation of the Order of Merit, Italy's third-highest honor, from Consul General Alvaro v. Bettrani, "for your friendship and cooperation with the Italian government in all phases of the motion picture industry." … Read More
1968 74 Years Old Died on November 18, 1968.
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