Denis Sanders

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Denis Sanders
Born(1929-01-21)January 21, 1929
New York City
DiedDecember 10, 1987(1987-12-10) (aged 58)
OccupationFilm director
Film producer
Years active1954–87
RelativesFreida Lee Mock (sister-in-law)

Denis Sanders (January 21, 1929 – December 10, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter and producer who directed the debut performances of Robert Redford, George Hamilton, Sydney Pollack and Tom Skerritt in the 1962 film War Hunt. He won two Academy Awards, the first for Best Short Subject in 1955 for A Time Out of War that had served as his master's degree thesis at UCLA and which he co-scripted with his brother Terry Sanders;[1] and the second for Best Documentary in 1970 for Czechoslovakia 1968.[2] In 1958, he teamed up again with Terry Sanders to adapt Norman Mailer's World War II novel The Naked and the Dead.

He was born in New York City and died from a heart attack in San Diego, California, where he was professor and film maker in residence at San Diego State University. His daughter, Victoria Sanders,[3] is a literary agent and film producer.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ Fred Astaire Cuts Loose: 1970 Oscars
  3. ^ Press, From Associated (December 15, 1987). "Denis Sanders, Winner of 2 Oscars, Dies" – via LA Times.
  4. ^ "Victoria Sanders".
  5. ^ [1]

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