Director of such films as The Last Command and The Blue Angel. His movies with acclaimed actress Marlene Dietrich include Blonde Venus, Shanghai Express, and The Devil is a Woman.
He held a job cleaning and repairing movie prints.
He was named one of the greatest directors of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
He married his third wife, Meri Otis Wilner, in 1948.
He made the career of glamorous actress Marlene Dietrich, casting her in six acclaimed Hollywood films.