Delbert Mann

30 Jan 1920 - 11 Nov 2007

Director

Delbert Martin Mann, Jr. (January 30, 1920 – November 11, 2007) was an American television and film director. He won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Director for the film Marty. It was the first Best Picture winner to be based on a television program, being adapted from a 1953 teleplay of the same name which he had also directed. Mann is also the only director other than Billy Wilder and Roman Polanski to win an Oscar for his direction and a Cannes Palme d'Or for the same film. From 1967 to 1971, he was president of the Directors Guild of America.

Mann was born in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, the son of Ora (née Patton), a civic worker and teacher, and Delbert Martin Mann, Sr., a college professor. Mann graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After school, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in WW II, then got discharged after service in the European theater. He then attended Yale Drama School, and graduated, followed by work in theater and eventually, TV and movies. He was married to Ann Caroline Mann from 1941 until his wife's death in 2001. Mann died from pneumonia on November 11, 2007 at a Los Angeles hospital.

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Filmography (35 titles)

(movie, 1994)
···Incident in a Small Town
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1994)
···Lily in Winter
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1991)
···Ironclads
Genre: History, War, TV Movie
Role: Director
(movie, 1988)
···April Morning
Genre: Drama, War, History
Role: Director
(movie, 1986)
···The Last Days of Patton
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Director
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Role: Director
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···Night Crossing
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1980)
···To Find My Son
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Foreign
Role: Director
(movie, 1979)
···Torn Between Two Lovers
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1978)
···Breaking Up
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1978)
···Home to Stay
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1976)
···Birch Interval
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1975)
···A Girl Named Sooner
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1973)
···The Man Without a Country
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1972)
···No Place to Run
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1972)
···She Waits
Genre: Horror
Role: Director
(movie, 1971)
···Kidnapped
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1970)
···Jane Eyre
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1969)
···David Copperfield
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1968)
···Heidi
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1968)
···The Pink Jungle
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1967)
···Fitzwilly
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1966)
···Mister Buddwing
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1964)
···Dear Heart
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1963)
···A Gathering of Eagles
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1962)
···That Touch of Mink
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1961)
···Lover Come Back
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1958)
···Desire Under the Elms
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1958)
···Separate Tables
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1955)
···Marty
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director