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Ernst Lubitsch is regularly included on lists of prominent Jewish film personalities, including lists (viewed 4 July 2005) at:
Wikipedia - http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-jewish-american-show-business-figures
From: Pamela Melnikoff, The history of Jewish film, excerpt from Chapter 1, posted 30 August 2003 on "Something Jewish" website (http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/280_the_history_of_jewis.htm; viewed 4 July 2005):
In Germany, Max Reinhardt (nee Goldman) was the father of expressionistic cinema and an enormous influence on the medium, while the cinema - until Hitler intervened - cherished such Jewish directorial talents as Fritz Lang, Paul Leni, William Disterle, Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, as well as a galaxy of Jewish actors and actresses.
From: Patrick McGilligan, Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast, St. Martin's Press: New York (1997), page 89:
The extraordinary achievements of Der mude Tod and Doktor Mabuse, der Spieler would have been enough to ensure Fritz Lang's lasting position among the greatest German directors, even if he had never worked again. One who equaled Lang in stature, Ernst Lubitsch--a proven master of both Jewish comedy and grandiose epics--had left Berlin for Hollywood in December of 1922...
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