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Delbert Mann
Born Delbert Martin Mann, Jr.
January 30, 1920(1920-01-30)
Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.
Died November 11, 2007 (aged 87)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Director
Years active 1949–1994
Spouse(s) Ann Caroline Mann
(1941-2001)

Delbert Martin Mann, Jr. (January 30, 1920 – November 11, 2007) was an American television and film director. He won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Directing for the film Marty. It was the first Best Picture winner to be based on a television program, being adapted from a 1953 teleplay of the same name which he had also directed. Mann is also the only director other than Billy Wilder and Roman Polanski to win an Oscar for his direction and a Cannes Palme d'Or for the same film. From 1967 to 1971, he was president of the Directors Guild of America.

Mann was born in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, the son of Ora (née Patton), a civic worker and teacher, and Delbert Martin Mann, Sr., a college professor.[1] Mann graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He was married to Ann Caroline Mann from 1941 until his wife's death in 2001. Mann died from pneumonia on November 11, 2007 at a Los Angeles hospital.

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