Walter Wanger

Walter Wanger, actually Walter Feuchtwanger ( born July 11, 1894 in San Francisco, California, USA, † November 18, 1968 in Santa Monica, California ) was an American film producer.

Wanger Walter Wanger Productions production company closed in 1938 a first applied to 10 years of sales contract with United Artists. In the period 1937-1958 Wanger produced 18 movies for the film companies. Stagecoach (Eng. Ringo or hell drive to Santa Fe) by director John Ford is the best-known title of this cooperation.

1949 was to receive an honorary Oscar for Joan of Arc Wanger. This declined from the producer but, as he had with Howard Hughes, the owner of the financed film studio RKO Pictures, discarded at the box office because of the weak truncation and Wanger justified this with the miserable press work of the studio.

Already in 1946 he was honored with an honorary Oscar for his six -year-long presidency at the head of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1964, an Oscar nomination for the film Cleopatra.

Walter Wanger was with the actresses Justine Johnstone (1919-1938) and Joan Bennett (1940-1965) married.

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