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Actor Josef von Sternberg

Josef von Sternberg

  • Birth name:

    Jonas Sternberg

  • Date of Birth:

    Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria)

  • Height:

    5' 5" (1.65 m)


Josef von Sternberg split his childhood between Vienna and New York City. His father, an ex-soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, could not support his family in either city; Sternberg remembered him only as "an enormously strong man who often used his strength on me." Forced by poverty to drop out of high school, von Sternberg worked for a time in a Manhattan store that sold ribbons and lace to hatmakers. A chance meeting in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, led to a new career in the cleaning and repa... more

Josef von Sternberg Filmography

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