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Ulu Grosbard


Born - 9 January 1929, Antwerp, Belgium
Died - 18 March 2012

Serious-looking Broadway director who also made a few films and enjoyed a distinguished apprenticeship in the cinema. Born Israel Grosbard, he was the son of Jewish haberdashers who fled Belgium at the outset of World War 2 and landed in America, where their son worked as a diamond cutter before going to Yale Drama School. He worked as assistant director on such high-profile films as The Hustler (1961), Splendor in the Grass (1961) and The Miracle Worker (1962), before beginning a career on the New York stage. Films as solo director were few and far between, but won several Oscar nominations, and once the award itself, for their actors: The Subject Was Roses (1968), the underrated Who Is Harry Kellerman...and Why is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971), Straight Time (1978), True Confessions (1981), Falling in Love (1984), Georgia/Four Friends (1995) and The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), his last. He died from cancer.