Alexander Grasshoff

Film Director | * 12/10/1928 († 79, 04/05/2008) | Boston, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
Alexander Grasshoff (December 10, 1928 – April 5, 2008) was an American documentary filmmaker and director who received 3 Oscar nominations. Along with fellow producer Robert Cohn, he is possibly best known for writing and directing the documentary Young Americans, which "won" an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in April 1969. However, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences soon found out the film had been shown first in October 1967, thus making it ineligible for a 1968 award and the Oscar status was revoked. Grasshoff, who reportedly slept with the Oscar on the first night, also directed Academy Award-nominated films The Really Big Family (1966) and Journey to the Outer Limits (1973). He also directed the award-winning The Wave (1981), based on Ron Jones' The Third Wave experiment, and Future Shock (1972), based on Alvin Toffler's book and host... ()
Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Comedies

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Movies with Alexander Grasshoff as Actor(1)

Movies with Alexander Grasshoff as Crew(15)

Directing/Director1984 Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia
Directing/Director1984 A Billion for Boris
Directing/Director1981 The Wave
Directing/Director1977 The Last Dinosaur
Directing/Director1976 Crackle of Death
Directing/Director1973 Journey to the Outer Limits
Production/Producer1973 Journey to the Outer Limits
Directing/Director1972 Future Shock
Directing/Director1972 Wacky Taxi
Directing/Director1967 Young Americans
Production/Producer1967 Young Americans
Directing/Director1966 The Really Big Family
Directing/Director1960 The Jailbreakers
Writing/Screenplay1960 The Jailbreakers

Born: Monday, 12/10 1928 (December) in Boston, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 04/05 2008 (April) in Los Angeles (aged: 79)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Other names for Alexander Grasshoff (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Alex Gasshoff"
"Alex Grashoff"
"Alex Grasshoff"
"Alex Grassholf"
Alexander Grasshoff frequently works together with these people:
John Astin (2x, Actor)
Tim Kazurinsky (2x, Actor)
Vilis Lapenieks (2x, Crew)
David Newhouse (2x, Crew)
Gil Mellé (1x, Crew)
Ralph James (1x, Actor)
George Jones (1x, Actor)
Maury Laws (1x, Crew)
Kinshiro Ohkubo (1x, Crew)
Masaki Îzuka (1x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:291073, Added: 08/11/2018, Last updated: 09/23/2021