Denis Sanders

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Denis Sanders
Born (1929-01-21)January 21, 1929
New York City
Died December 10, 1987(1987-12-10) (aged 58)
San Diego, California
Occupation Film director
Film producer
Years active 1954–87

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 U.C.L.A. and which he co-scripted with his brother Terry Sanders; and the second for Best Documentary in 1970 for Czechoslovakia 1968.

In 1958 he teamed up again with 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 is Victoria Sanders,[1] a literary agent and film producer.[2]

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