Died: 22 December 1969 (aged 75), Hollywood, California
Ungern-Sternberg’s first language was German, but he was also fluent in French, Russian, English and Estonian. His mother was a German noblewoman named Sophie Charlotte von Wimpffen, later Sophie Charlotte von Ungern-Sternberg, and his father was Theodor Leonhard Rudolph Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg (1857–1918).
Josef von Sternberg, Director: The Devil Is a Woman. Josef von Sternberg split his childhood between Vienna and New York City. His father, a former soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, could not support his family in either city; Sternberg remembered him only as “an enormously strong man who often used his strength on me.”
During the Weltkrieg, von Ungern-Sternberg fought in Galicia. By his peers, he was considered a very brave, but a somewhat reckless and mentally unstable officer. By his peers, he was considered a very brave, but a somewhat reckless and mentally unstable officer.
―Nicholas von Sternberg” “Provocative, well-written, and whether you love Sternberg’s work or you hate it, you’ll find it hard to put this book down.”―Kevin Brownlow, author of The Parade’s Gone By” “Fans of Erich von Stroheim and Orson Welles will find familiar terrain in this accomplished work.”―huffingtonpost.com” “The ego has landed.
Josef von Sternberg: Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-born American motion-picture director whose films are characterized by pictorial richness and photographic craftsmanship. He is especially known for his seven films with actress Marlene Dietrich. Sternberg emigrated with his family to join his father in New York when
Jennifer Ware von Sternberg, Esq. was a Member of the Halliburton team in the Limitation Action/MDL arising from the DEEPWATER HORIZON explosion and BP’s Macondo block 252 blowout and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Pickford asked Sternberg to direct a movie with her as the star, but rejected his first scenario. Chaplain commissioned him to write and direct “A Woman of the Sea” (also known as “The Sea Gull”), starring his former star and lover Edna Purviance.
Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D. Associate Professor Von Sternberg has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. in behavioral science from the University of Texas Health Science Center-School of Public Health.
Vienna-born, New York–raised Josef von Sternberg directed some of the most influential, stylish dramas ever to come out of Hollywood. Though best known for his star-making collaborations with Marlene Dietrich, von Sternberg began his career during the final years of the silent era, dazzling audiences and critics with his films’ dark visions and innovative cinematography.