Aleksander Ford, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Aleksander Ford

Polish film director

Date of Birth: 24-Nov-1908

Place of Birth: Kiev, Ukraine

Date of Death: 04-Apr-1980

Profession: screenwriter, film director

Nationality: United States, Poland, Israel

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Aleksander Ford

  • Aleksander Ford (born Mosze Lifszyc; 24 November 1908 in Kiev, Russian Empire – 4 April 1980 in Naples, Florida, United States) was a Polish film director; and head of the Polish People's Army Film Crew in the Soviet Union during World War II.
  • Following the war he was appointed director of the Film Polski company. In 1948 he was appointed as a professor of the National Film School in Lódz (Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Filmowa).
  • Roman Polanski was among his students.
  • Another of Ford's protégés was the Polish film director Andrzej Wajda.
  • Following the anti-Semitic purge in the communist party in Poland, in 1968 Ford emigrated to Israel and from there through Germany and Denmark, to the United States.
  • He committed suicide in 1980 in Naples, Florida.

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