Mauritz Stiller, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Mauritz Stiller

director, screenwriter, actor

Date of Birth: 17-Jul-1883

Place of Birth: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Date of Death: 18-Nov-1928

Profession: screenwriter, actor, film director, director

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Mauritz Stiller

  • Mauritz Stiller (born Moshe Stiller, 17 July 1883 ÔÇô 18 November 1928) was a Swedish film director of Finnish Jewish origin, best known for discovering Greta Garbo and bringing her to America. Stiller had been a pioneer of the Swedish film industry, writing and directing many short films from 1912.
  • When Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer invited him to Hollywood as a director, he arrived with his new discovery Greta Gustafsson, whose screen name Greta Garbo is believed to have been his suggestion. After frequent disagreements with studio executives at MGM and Paramount Pictures, Stiller returned to Sweden, where he died soon afterwards.
  • He was gay.

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