Gene Deitch

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Date of Birth August 8, 1924
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois
Age 96 years old
Horoscope Leo

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About Gene Deitch

Award winning animator, who, in 1981, won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short for his work on the film Munro.

Before Fame

Prior to working as an animator, he spent several years as an amateur sound recordist, working with artists like Pete Seeger and John Lee Hooker.

Achievement

He was honored with the Annie Award by ASIFA Hollywood for a life-long contribution to Animation.

Family Life

He had three children with his second wife Zdenka Deitch.

Associations

He and director Chris Saunders have both won Oscars for Best Animated Feature.

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Latest information about Gene Deitch updated on October 26, 2020.

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