Douglas Sirk

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 04/26/1897 († 89, 01/14/1987) | Hamburg (Germany)
Douglas Sirk (born Hans Detlef Sierck; 26 April 1897 – 14 January 1987) was a German film director best known for his work in Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s. Sirk started his career in Germany as a stage and screen director, but he left for Hollywood in 1937 after his Jewish wife was persecuted by the Nazis. In the 1950s, he achieved his greatest commercial success with film melodramas Imitation of Life, All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind, Magnificent Obsession and A Time to Love and a Time to Die. While those films were initially panned by critics as sentimental women's pictures, they are today widely regarded by film directors, critics and scholars as masterpieces. His work is seen as "critique of the bourgeoisie in general and of 1950s America in particular", while painting a "compassionate portrait of characters trapped b... ()
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Douglas Sirk (born Hans Detlef Sierck; April 26, 1897 – January 14, 1987) was a Danish-German film director best known for his work in Hollywood melodramas in the 1950s.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Douglas Sirk

German Film Award

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Movies with Douglas Sirk as Actor(4)

TV Shows/Series with Douglas Sirk as Actor(1)

as Himself (archive footage)2006 Filmlegenden. Deutsch

Movies with Douglas Sirk as Crew(52)

Directing/Director1979 Bourbon Street Blues
Writing/Writer1979 Bourbon Street Blues
Directing/Director1978 New Year's Eve
Directing/Director1976 Sprich zu mir wie der Regen
Directing/Director1959 Imitation of Life
Directing/Director1958 A Time to Love and a Time to Die
Directing/Director1957 Interlude
Directing/Director1957 Battle Hymn
Directing/Director1957 The Tarnished Angels
Directing/Director1956 Written on the Wind
Directing/Director1955 All That Heaven Allows
Directing/Director1955 There's Always Tomorrow
Directing/Director1955 Captain Lightfoot
Directing/Director1954 Sign of the Pagan
Directing/Director1954 Magnificent Obsession
Directing/Director1954 Taza, Son of Cochise
Directing/Director1953 All I Desire
Directing/Director1953 Meet Me at the Fair
Directing/Director1953 Take Me to Town
Directing/Director1952 No Room for the Groom
Directing/Director1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal?
Directing/Director1951 Week-End with Father
Directing/Director1951 The First Legion
Production/Producer1951 The First Legion
Directing/Director1951 Thunder on the Hill
Directing/Director1951 The Lady Pays Off
Directing/Director1950 Mystery Submarine
Directing/Director1949 Slightly French
Directing/Director1949 Shockproof
Directing/Director1948 Sleep, My Love
Directing/Director1947 Lured
Directing/Director1946 A Scandal in Paris
Directing/Director1944 Summer Storm
Writing/Adaptation1944 Summer Storm
Directing/Director1943 Hitler's Madman
Directing/Director1939 Wilton's Zoo
Directing/Director1938 Accord final
Writing/Writer1938 Dreiklang
Directing/Director1937 To New Shores
Writing/Writer1937 To New Shores
Directing/Director1937 La Habanera
Directing/Director1937 La chanson du souvenir
Directing/Director1936 't Was Eén April
Directing/Director1936 Final Accord
Writing/Writer1936 Final Accord
Directing/Director1936 The Court Concert
Writing/Writer1936 The Court Concert
Directing/Director1935 Pillars of Society
Directing/Director1935 Der eingebildete Kranke
Directing/Director1935 The Girl from the Marsh Croft
Directing/Director1935 April, April!
Directing/Director1934 Zwei Genies

Full Name: Douglas Sirk
Citizenship: Denmark
Born: Monday, 04/26 1897 (April) in Hamburg (Germany)
Died: Wednesday, 01/14 1987 (January) in Lugano (aged: 89)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN)
Educated at: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Other names for Douglas Sirk (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Hans Detlef Sierck"
"Detlef Sierck"
"Michael O'Hara"
Douglas Sirk frequently works together with these people:
Ross Hunter (10x, Crew)
Russell Metty (9x, Crew)
Frank Skinner (9x, Crew)
Rock Hudson (8x, Actor)
Bud Westmore (7x, Crew)
Bill Thomas (7x, Crew)
Fred Nurney (6x, Actor)
Milton Carruth (6x, Crew)
Margot Hielscher (1x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:193283, Added: 07/17/2018, Last updated: 10/19/2021