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Delbert Martin Mann Jr. (January 30, 1920 – November 11, 2007) was an American television and film director. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for the film Marty (1955), adapted from a 1953 teleplay of the same name which he had also directed.[1] From 1967 to 1971, he was president of the Directors Guild of America.[2][3] In 2002, he received the DGA's honorary life member award.[4] Mann was credited to have "helped bring TV techniques to the film world."[5][6]

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career

2.1 Television 2.2 Film

3 Personal life and death 4 Filmography 5 References 6 External links

Early life and education[edit] Delbert Martin Mann Jr. was born on January 30, 1920 in Lawrence, Kansas, to Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
Sr. and Ora (Patton) Mann (died 1961).[1][2][7][8][9] His father taught sociology at the University of Kansas from 1920 to 1926. In 1926, the Manns left Lawrence and moved to Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and then Chicago
Chicago
before finally settling in Nashville in 1931.[2][8][10] There, his father continued to teach sociology at the Scarritt College for Christian Workers.[1] His mother was also a schoolteacher.[11] Mann was head of his high school drama club when he met Fred Coe, the future television producer and director, who was leading a church-sponsored acting society. Coe would later figure prominently in Mann's career as a director.[2] Coe would also serve as Mann's mentor.[12] Mann studied political science in Vanderbilt University.[13] He graduated there in 1941 with a bachelor's degree on political science.[1][7][10][14] During World War II, Mann served with the Army Air Corps as a B-24 bomber pilot and then as an intelligence officer with the 8th Air Force
8th Air Force
stationed in England.[1][2] Mann also attended the Yale School of Drama, where he earned a master's fine arts degree in directing.[1][2][7][13] Career[edit] Television[edit] Mann took a directing job at the Town Theatre, a community playhouse in Columbia, South Carolina. Mann was affiliated with the Town Theatre from 1947 to 1949, before moving to New York to work with Coe in television.[12] In 1949, at Coe's invitation, Mann joined him in New York, where he became a stage manager and assistant director at NBC. Within months, he became an alternating director of the anthology series, The Philco Television Playhouse.[4] Between 1949 and 1955, Mann directed more than 100 live television dramas. But even after turning to films, he returned to television and directed productions for Playhouse 90, Ford Star Jubilee
Ford Star Jubilee
and other dramatic television anthology series. He also directed more than two dozen films for television from the late 1960s to the early 1990s, including Heidi (1968), David Copperfield (1969), Jane Eyre (1970) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1979).[4] Film[edit] In addition to Marty (1955), other films directed by Mann include The Bachelor Party (1957), Desire Under the Elms (1958), Separate Tables (1958), Middle of the Night
Middle of the Night
(1959), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960), The Outsider (1961), That Touch of Mink
That Touch of Mink
(1962), A Gathering of Eagles (1963), Dear Heart (1964), Fitzwilly
Fitzwilly
(1967), Kidnapped (1971) and Night Crossing
Night Crossing
(1982).[15] Personal life and death[edit] Mann was married to Ann Caroline Gillespie from 1942 until her death by Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease
in 2001.[1][2][7][13] They had four children: Fred, David, Steven and Susan. Susan died in a car accident in 1976.[1][2][7][14] During the 1980s and 1990s Mann served on the advisory board of the National Student Film Institute. He also served as "Honorary Chairman" of the institute for a one year term.[16][17] On November 11, 2007,[7][11][13] Mann died of pneumonia at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.[14][18][19][20] He was 87.[21][22][23] Filmography[edit]

Marty (1955) The Bachelor Party (1957) Desire Under the Elms (1958) Separate Tables (1958) Middle of the Night
Middle of the Night
(1959) The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
(1960) Lover Come Back (1961) The Outsider (1961) That Touch of Mink
That Touch of Mink
(1962) A Gathering of Eagles
A Gathering of Eagles
(1963) Dear Heart (1964) Quick, Before It Melts (1964) Mister Buddwing
Mister Buddwing
(1966) Fitzwilly
Fitzwilly
(1967) The Pink Jungle
The Pink Jungle
(1968) Heidi (TV adaptation, 1968) See "Heidi Game" David Copperfield (1969) Kidnapped (1971) The Man Without a Country (TV adaptation, 1973) Birch Interval (1976) All Quiet on the Western Front (TV adaptation, 1979) Night Crossing
Night Crossing
(1982) The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983 television movie) Love Leads The Way (1984 Disney Channel original film) The Last Days of Patton (1986 made-for-television movie) Lily in Winter (1994 television movie)

References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g h Fox, Margalit (13 November 2007). "Delbert Mann, Director, Is Dead at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 April 2016.  ^ a b c d e f g h McLellan, Dennis (13 November 2007). "Delbert Mann, 87; director won Oscar for 'Marty'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 April 2016.  ^ Bernstein, Adam (15 November 2007). "Delbert Mann, 87: Film Director and TV Pioneer (2 of 2)". The Washington Post. Retrieved 1 May 2016.  ^ a b c McLellan, Dennis (14 November 2007). "Director Delbert Mann dies at 87". The Day. Retrieved 1 May 2016.  ^ Marquez, Jeremiah (13 November 2007). "Pioneering TV, film director Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
dies in L.A." The Bryan Times. Retrieved 1 May 2016.  ^ "Pioneering Director Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
dies in L.A.; won Oscar for 'Marty'". Lodi News-Sentinel. 12 November 2007. Retrieved 1 May 2016.  ^ a b c d e f Bergan, Ronald (14 November 2007). "Delbert Mann". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ a b Farmer, Bill (10 March 1962). "'Marty' Director a Visitor". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ [1] ^ a b George R. Zepp, Hidden History of Nashville, The History Press, 2009 page 77 ^ a b "Delbert Mann". The Daily Telegraph. 20 November 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ a b Marquez, Jeremiah (13 November 2007). "TV, film director Delbert Mann dies". Star-News. Retrieved 1 May 2016.  ^ a b c d Vallance, Tom (13 November 2007). "Delbert Mann: Oscar-winning director of 'Marty'". The Independent. Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ a b c "Director Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
dies at 87". The Hollywood Reporter. 13 November 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ Marquez, Jeremiah (13 November 2007). "Pioneering TV, film director Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
dies in Los Angeles". The Gettysburg Times. Retrieved 1 May 2016.  ^ Editor (June 10, 1994). National Student Film Institute/L.A: The Sixteenth Annual Los Angeles Student Film Festival. The Directors Guild Theatre. pp. 10–11.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Editor (June 7, 1991). Los Angeles Student Film Institute: 13th Annual Student Film Festival. The Directors Guild Theatre. p. 3.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Marquez, Jeremiah (13 November 2007). "Delbert Mann; director won Oscar for 'Marty,' provided bridge between TV, movies". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ Marquez, Jeremiah (13 November 2007). "TV, film director Delbert Mann dies". Star-News. Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ Marquez, Jeremiah (12 November 2007). "Oscar-winning 'Marty' director Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
dies at 87". USA Today. Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ Morrison, Patt (12 November 2007). "Director Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
Dies". KPCC. Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ "Director Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
dies in LA". East Valley Tribune. 12 November 2007. Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ Bernstein, Adam (15 November 2007). "Delbert Mann, 87: Film Director and TV Pioneer". The Washington Post. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
on IMDb Hollywood Reporter: Director Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
dies at 87 Archive of American Television Interview With Delbert Mann

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Works directed by Delbert Mann

Films

Marty (1955) The Bachelor Party (1957) Desire Under the Elms (1958) Separate Tables (1958) Middle of the Night
Middle of the Night
(1959) The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
(1960) Lover Come Back (1961) The Outsider (1961) That Touch of Mink
That Touch of Mink
(1962) A Gathering of Eagles
A Gathering of Eagles
(1963) Quick, Before It Melts (1964) Dear Heart (1964) Mister Buddwing
Mister Buddwing
(1966) Fitzwilly
Fitzwilly
(1967) The Pink Jungle
The Pink Jungle
(1968) Kidnapped (1971) Birch Interval (1976) Brontë (1983) Night Crossing
Night Crossing
(1982)

Television

Lights Out (1949) The Philco Television Playhouse (1949 - 1955) Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951 - 1955) Producers' Showcase
Producers' Showcase
(1955) Playwrights '56
Playwrights '56
(1955 - 1956) Ford Star Jubilee
Ford Star Jubilee
(1956) Omnibus (1956 - 1957) DuPont Show of the Month
DuPont Show of the Month
(1958) Playhouse 90
Playhouse 90
(1958 - 1959) NBC
NBC
Sunday Showcase (1959) Startime (1960) Heidi (1968) CBS Playhouse
CBS Playhouse
(1968) David Copperfield (1969) Jane Eyre (1970) She Waits (1972) No Place to Run (1972) The Man Without a Country (1973) The First Woman President (1974) The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond (1975) A Girl Named Sooner (1975) Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976) Tell Me My Name (1977) Breaking Up (1978) Love's Dark Ride (1978) Home to Stay (1978) Tom and Joann (1978) Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery (1978) Torn Between Two Lovers (1979) All Quiet on the Western Front (1979) To Find My Son (1980) Insight (1981) All the Way Home (1981) The Member of the Wedding (1982) The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983) Love Leads the Way: A True Story (1984) A Death in California (1985) The Last Days of Patton (1986) The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story (1976) Tell Me My Name (1977) Breaking Up (1986) April Morning (1988) Ironclads (1991) Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore (1992) Incident in a Small Town
Incident in a Small Town
(1994) Lily in Winter (1994)

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Presidents of the Screen Directors Guild and the Directors Guild of America

King Vidor
King Vidor
(1936) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1939) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1941) Mark Sandrich
Mark Sandrich
(1943) John Cromwell (1944) George Marshall (1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950) George Sidney
George Sidney
(1951) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1960) George Sidney
George Sidney
(1961) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1967) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1971) Robert Aldrich (1975) George Schaefer (1979) Jud Taylor (1981) Gilbert Cates (1983) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1987) Gene Reynolds
Gene Reynolds
(1993) Jack Shea (1997) Martha Coolidge (2002) Michael Apted
Michael Apted
(2003) Taylor Hackford
Taylor Hackford
(2009) Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay
(2013) Thomas Schlamme (2017)

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Academy Award for Best Director

1927–1950

Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage
(1927) Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone
(1928) Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
(1929) Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone
(1930) Norman Taurog
Norman Taurog
(1931) Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage
(1932) Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
(1933) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1934) John Ford
John Ford
(1935) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1936) Leo McCarey (1937) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1938) Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
(1939) John Ford
John Ford
(1940) John Ford
John Ford
(1941) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1942) Michael Curtiz
Michael Curtiz
(1943) Leo McCarey (1944) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1946) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950)

1951–1975

George Stevens
George Stevens
(1951) John Ford
John Ford
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1955) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
and Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Carol Reed
Carol Reed
(1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
(1972) George Roy Hill (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975)

1976–2000

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000)

2001–present

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2001) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Directors Guild of America
Directors Guild of America
Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

1948–1975

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1948) Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1951) John Ford
John Ford
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1955) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
and Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Anthony Harvey (1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1972) George Roy Hill (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975)

1976–2000

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000)

2001–present

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2001) Rob Marshall
Rob Marshall
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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