Ulu Grosbard

Israel "Ulu" Grosbard (9 de enero de 1929, Amberes, Bélgica, 19 de marzo de 2012, Nueva York, Estados Unidos ) fue un director de cine y de teatro belga naturalizado estadounidense. Nació en Bélgica, fruto de un matrimonio judío, Rose (nacida Tennenbaum) e Israel Morris Grosbard, mercader de diamantes. Dada su ascendencia, huyó del nazismo con su familia y emigró a La Habana, Cuba en 1942 en plena Segunda Guerra Mundial. En 1948, su familia se mudó a Estados Unidos donde se naturalizó en 1954. Se educó en la Universidad de Chicago y en Yale Drama School, debutando como director teatral en 1957 en Broadway.
En teatro ganó el Drama Desk Award por su puesta de Panorama desde el puente de Arthur Miller, donde Dustin Hoffman sirvió de asistente de dirección.[1]​ Otras producciones fueron El precio de Arthur Miller, El décimo hombre de Paddy Chayevsky, American Buffalo de David Mamet y otras.
En la década de 1960 fue asistente de dirección de Elia Kazan y Arthur Penn en Hollywood y en 1968 realizó su primer largometraje The subject was roses con Patricia Neal y Martin Sheen.
En 1984 filmó Enamorándose (Falling in love) con Meryl Streep y Robert De Niro, en 1995 Georgia que se hizo acreedora a una nominación al Oscar, ganando el Festival de Montreal como mejor director y en 1999 The Deep End of the Ocean con Michelle Pfeiffer y Jonathan Jackson.
Casado con la actriz Rose Gregorio desde 1965, fue uno de los miembros fundadores del Sundance Film Festival en 1996.
Falleció la noche del domingo 18 al lunes 19 de marzo de 2012 en el NYU Langone Medical Center de Nueva York.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1929-01-09
  • Falleció: 2012-03-18
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Antwerp, Belgium

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ulu Grosbard (born 9 January 1929) is a Belgian-born, naturalized American theatre and film director and film producer. Born in Antwerp, Grosbard emigrated to Havana with his family in 1942. In 1948, they moved to the United States, where he earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Chicago. He studied then at the Yale School of Drama for one year before joining the United States Army, and he became a naturalized citizen in 1954. Grosbard gravitated towards theatre when he relocated to New York City in the early 1960s. After directing The Days and Nights of BeeBee Fenstermaker off-Broadway, he earned his first Broadway credit with The Subject Was Roses, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 1964. That same year he won the Obie Award for Best Direction and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play for an off-Broadway revival of the Arthur Miller play A View from the Bridge, for which Dustin Hoffman served as stage manager and assistant director. Grosbard's additional Broadway credits include Miller's The Price; David Mamet's American Buffalo, which earned him Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations; Woody Allen's The Floating Light Bulb; and a revival of Paddy Chayefsky's The Tenth Man. In Hollywood, Grosbard worked as an assistant director on Splendor in the Grass, West Side Story, The Hustler, The Miracle Worker, and The Pawnbroker  before helming the screen adaptation of The Subject Was Roses on his own. Additional screen credits include Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? and Straight Time, both with Dustin Hoffman; True Confessions and Falling in Love, both with Robert De Niro; Georgia for which he won the Grand Prix des Amériques at the Montréal World Film Festival; and The Deep End of the Ocean. Grosbard has been married to actress Rose Gregorio since 1965. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ulu Grosbard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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