Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Jules Dassin: 1911-2008

Jules Dassin, the Tony and Academy Award-nominated writer/director of the stage and screen versions of Never on Sunday, has died.

Dassin co-starred in Sunday with his future wife, Melina Mercouri, who became an international star and Oscar nominee herself with the film; she was also Tony nominated for Illya Darling, the Broadway musical version of their most famous collaboration.

Other films of his include The Naked City, Brute Force, Topkapi and Rififi.

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