Joe Pasternak

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Birthday
19, 1901
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Sep 13, 1991 (89)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1901
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Sep 13, 1991 (89)

About

After beginning his career with the European division of Universal Pictures, this 20th-century movie producer worked in Hollywood for both Universal and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He is perhaps best remembered for his production work on the 1951 Mario Lanza film The Great Caruso.

Before Fame

Born in Austria-Hungary to Jewish parents, he relocated to the United States when Hitler's Nazi regime began its ascent to power.

Trivia

Over the course of his four-decade career, he received two Academy Award nominations and produced several Oscar ceremonies.

Family Life

His three sons -- Michael Joseph Pasternak, Jeff Pasternak, and Peter Pasternak -- all had high-profile entertainment careers.

Associated With

In 1936, he was responsible for casting a young Deanna Durbin in her first musical film, Three Smart Girls.

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