Leo Birinski, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Leo Birinski

playwright, screenwriter and director

Date of Birth: 08-Jun-1884

Place of Birth: Lysianka, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 23-Oct-1951

Profession: screenwriter, playwright, dramaturge, film director

Nationality: United States, Austria, Germany

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Leo Birinski

  • Leo Birinski (June 8, 1884 – October 23, 1951) was a playwright, screenwriter and director.
  • He worked in Austria-Hungary, Germany and in the United States.
  • As a playwright in Europe he gained his biggest popularity in 1910 – 1917, then he was forgotten.
  • From the 1920s to 1940s he worked mainly as a screenwriter, first in Germany, later in the United States.
  • In the United States he returned to writing the stage plays.
  • He was writing in German and later on in the United States, in English.
  • Until recently, only a minimal amount of information about his life was available.
  • In addition there were many legends and rumours concerning Birinski's person, some of them even spread by himself.
  • For example, the false report of his "suicide" in 1920 even found its way from the newspaper obituaries into encyclopedias.

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