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Denis Sanders

Born: Jan 21, 1929

Death: Dec 10, 1987

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Denis Sanders

Date of Birth : Jan 21, 1929
Date of Death : Dec 10, 1987
Birth Place : New York City

Denis Sanders was an American film director, screenwriter and producer who directed the debut performances of Robert Redford, George Hamilton, Sydney Pollack and Tom Skerritt in the 1962 film War Hunt. He won two Academy Awards, the first for Best Short Subject in 1955 for A Time Out of War that had served as his master's degree thesis at U.C.L.A. and which he co-scripted with his brother Terry Sanders; and the second for Best Documentary in 1970 for Czechoslovakia 1968. In 1958 he teamed up again with Sanders to adapt Norman Mailer's World War II novel The Naked and the Dead. He was born in New York City and died from a heart attack in San Diego, California, where he was professor and film maker in residence at San Diego State University.


  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Professor

Also known as

  • Denis Saunders
  • Sanders
  • Dennis Sanders


  • Sherry Shirley Warren

Awards Won

  • Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject
  • Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Two-reel
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