Joseph Losey

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Birthday
14, 1909
Birthplace
La Crosse, WI
Death Date
Jun 22, 1984 (75)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1909
Birthplace
La Crosse, WI
Death Date
Jun 22, 1984 (75)

About

Acclaimed director of the 1960s who was heavily influenced by his McCarthy-era blacklisting.

Before Fame

He was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee as a suspected Communist sympathizer. Afterwards he could not find work in Hollywood, so he decided to seek refuge in England.

Trivia

He spent most of his artistic life in self-imposed exile in Britain, and his films naturally took on the tone of outsiders looking in and of a world cruel and uncaring.

Family Life

He was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to an influential family.

Associated With

His 1962 film Eva starred Jeanne Moreau.