Georg Jacoby

Georg Jacoby

Georg Jacoby (1953)
Born 23 July 1882
Mainz, German Empire
Died 21 February 1964 (1964-02-22) (aged 81)
Munich, West Germany
Occupation Film director, Screenwriter
Years active 19131960

Georg Jacoby (23 July 1882 – 21 February 1964) was a German film director and screenwriter.[1]

Jacoby was born in Mainz, Germany, the son of comic playwright Wilhelm Jacoby. In 1923 he gave Marlene Dietrich her film debut, casting her in a small role in The Little Napoleon (1923). His involvement with large-budget Italian epic Quo Vadis (1924), which was a critical and commercial disaster, damaged his reputation. He rebuilt his career by directing a series of popular comedies and musicals. He was married to Marika Rökk from 1940 until his death.

During the Nazi era, Jacoby specialised in light comedies featuring Rökk. In 1941 he directed the first Agfacolor film Women Are Better Diplomats. He remained active in West Germany, directing his final film in 1960.

The actress Gabriele Jacoby is his daughter. He died, aged 81, in Munich.

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