Viennese-born producer who began his career as a story translator in Hollywood in 1927. Soon after, Spiegel moved to Berlin, where he worked on French and German versions of several Universal films. H...
|The American Film Institute Salute to John Huston||1982 1981 - 1982||Actor||n/a||19827|
|The Strange One||1957||Producer||n/a||3|
|The Night of the Generals||1966||Producer||n/a||3|
|Nicholas and Alexandra||1971||Producer||n/a||3|
|Lawrence of Arabia||1962||Producer||n/a||3|
|The Bridge on the River Kwai||1957||Producer||n/a||3|
|Suddenly, Last Summer||1959||Producer||n/a||3|
|The Last Tycoon||1975||Producer||n/a||3|
|On the Waterfront||1954||Producer||n/a||3|
|The African Queen||1952||Producer||n/a||3|
|Returned to Europe, re-filming Universal pictures (including "All Quiet on the Western Front") for foreign distribution|
|Resumed use of name "Sam Spiegel" on credits|
|Worked as a "Young Pioneer" in Palestine in the early 1920s|
|First US production, "Tales of Manhattan" (credited as S.P. Eagle)|
|Returned to Hollywood|
|Produced last film, "Betrayal"|
|Moved to USA as lecturer at University of California at Berkeley; heard by MGM producer Paul Bern who hired him as a reader of original stories in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish|
|Independently produced several films following his departure from Nazi Germany|
Spiegel established himself in the American industry in the early 1940s, using the pseudonym "S.P. Eagle" and scoring with such excellent productions as Orson Welles' "The Stranger" (1946) and John Huston's "The African Queen" (1952). He resumed the use of his real name for his credit on "On the Waterfront" (1954) and the "Spiegel" imprimatur went on to adorn such notable, independently produced films as "The Bridge On the River Kwai" (1957) and "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962).
|Betty Benson||Wife||third wife|
|University of Vienna|
|"You make a star, you make a monster" --quote attributed to Sam Spiegel|
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