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Also Known As: Leonard Spiegelgass Died: February 15, 1985
Born: November 26, 1908 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: screenwriter, playwright, novelist, story editor, reader

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Jacques Spiesser was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Spiesser's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the Muriel Catala romance "Faustine et le bel ete" (1971), the comedy "The Grand Bazar" (1973) with Les Charlots and the comedy "La Gifle" (1974) with Lino Ventura. He also appeared in "L' Ironie du Sort" (1974), "Un Homme Qui Dort" (1974) and "Le Petit Marcel" (1975). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "L' Amant de poche" (1978), "Meme les momes ont du vague a l'Ame" (1979) and "The Trout" (1982). He also appeared in "On a Vole Charlie Spencer!" (1986) with Francis Huster. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the drama "La Vie moderne" (2000) with Isabelle Huppert, "De l'Histoire ancienne" (2001) and the Sandrine Bonnaire dramatic adaptation "C'Est La Vie" (2001). He also appeared in "She's One of Us" (2005) with Sasha Andres and the drama "Itineraires" (2006) with Lionel Abelanski. Most recently, Spiesser acted in the Yvan Attal drama "Le dernier diamant" (2014).

Jacques Spiesser was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Spiesser's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the Muriel Catala romance "Faustine et le bel ete" (1971), the comedy "The Grand Bazar" (1973) with Les Charlots and the comedy "La Gifle" (1974) with Lino Ventura. He also appeared in "L' Ironie du Sort" (1974), "Un Homme Qui Dort" (1974) and "Le Petit Marcel" (1975). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "L' Amant de poche" (1978), "Meme les momes ont du vague a l'Ame" (1979) and "The Trout" (1982). He also appeared in "On a Vole Charlie Spencer!" (1986) with Francis Huster. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the drama "La Vie moderne" (2000) with Isabelle Huppert, "De l'Histoire ancienne" (2001) and the Sandrine Bonnaire dramatic adaptation "C'Est La Vie" (2001). He also appeared in "She's One of Us" (2005) with Sasha Andres and the drama "Itineraires" (2006) with Lionel Abelanski. Most recently, Spiesser acted in the Yvan Attal drama "Le dernier diamant" (2014).

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1930:
Began career in film industry as reader and story editor
1933:
Wrote the last film (and only sound picture) to be directed by Erich von Stroheim, "Hello, Sister"
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Associate producer on "Princess O'Hara"
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Worked on production staff at MGM
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Employed as assistant to Emanuel Cohen at Major Pictures during the mid-1930s
1938:
Signed as writer at Universal
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Colonel in US Army Signal Corps and edited "Army, Navy Screen Magazine" during WWII
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Wrote 11 Academy Award shows
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -

Notes

Served three terms as vice president and five terms as treasurer of the Writers Guild of America.

Founder and chairman of the Motion Picture Industry Council (1957-58)

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companion:
Brandon Toomey. Actor.

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sister:
Beulah Roth. Active in politics; speechwriter for Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson.

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"I Wasn't Born Yesterday"
"Million Dollar Baby"
"The Scuttle Under The Bonnet"
"Fed to the Teeth"
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