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|Also Known As:||David Ross Lederman,Ross Lederman||Died:||August 24, 1972|
|Born:||December 11, 1895||Cause of Death:||kidney and heart complications|
|Birth Place:||Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Director ... director assistant director propman extra 2u director|
Otto Lederer was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Lederer's career beginnings included film roles in "The Avenging Arrow" (1921) with Ruth Roland, "White Eagle" (1922) and "Black Oxen" (1924). Lederer made film his next project, appearing in "King of Kings" (1927), the dramatic adaptation "The Jazz Singer" (1927) with Al Jolson and "Celebrity" (1928). He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "Chicago" (1928) with Phyllis Haver. Later in his career, Lederer acted in "The Sign of the Cross" (1932) with Fredric March. Lederer passed away in September 1965 at the age of 79.
Tony Scott ( 2006-03-22 )
Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever
David began his career in 1913 as an extra in Mack Sennett comedies and served as an early director at Sennett, Warner Bros., MGM and Mascot film studios. Working mainly with Columbia Pictures, Lederman resigned from films in 1950 and went on to work with Screen Gems television. He was known for his ability to match up doubles and stand ins with close ups of the stars in action sequences and was very capable at combining new scenes with old footage.
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