Joseph Losey

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Birth Name: Joseph Losey
Born: 01/14/1909
Birth Place: La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
Death Place: London, England, GB
Died: 06/22/1984

In 1930, after receiving his M.A. from Harvard, Losey moved to New York City to work in the theater; he directed his first play, "Little Ol' Boy", three years later. Directing for both political theater groups and the WPA's "Living Newspaper" productions, Losey combined an anti-realist aesthetic with radical political views. In 1947 he directed the world premiere of Brecht's "Galileo Galilei", a play he would film in 1975.

Losey began to work in film in 1938, making educational documentaries for the Rockefeller Foundation. He directed his first feature, "The Boy With Green Hair", ten years later, and by 1951 had directed five films, the last being a remake of Fritz Lang's "M". Although non... Continue Bio >>

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