Ernst Lubitsch (born January 29, 1892, in Berlin, Germany, and died November 30, 1947, in Hollywood, California) was a producer, writer, screenwriter, film producer, actor, and film director. He was known for his work as a film director, producer, writer, and actor. Lubitsch received an Honorary Academy Award for his contributions to the film industry.
His directorial work includes an extensive list of films such as That Lady in Ermine, Heaven Can Wait, To Be or Not to Be, That Uncertain Feeling, The Shop Around the Corner, Ninotchka, Bluebeard's Eighth Wife, The Merry Widow, Design for Living, One Hour with You, Trouble in Paradise, Broken Lullaby, Paramount on Parade, Monte Carlo, Lady Windermere's Fan, Kiss Me Again, Three Women, The Marriage Circle, Forbidden Paradise, The Smiling Lieutenant, The Love Parade, The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, The Patriot, Rosita, and The Loves of Pharaoh.
Ernst Lubitsch was also an author, having written narratives for One Arabian Night, To Be or Not to Be, The Merry Widow, If I Had a Million, Three Women, That Lady in Ermine, Dragonwyck, That Uncertain Feeling, The Shop Around the Corner, Bluebeard's Eighth Wife, I Loved a Soldier, and Broken Lullaby.