Preston Sturges’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 29, 1898

Death Date

Aug 6, 1959

Age of Death

60 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Aug 6, 1959

Profession

Director

The director Preston Sturges died at the age of 60. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known as the father of screwball comedy, he wrote and directed such films as The Lady Eve (1941), Sullivan’s Travels (1941), The Palm Beach Story (1942), and The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944). He won the 1941 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Great McGinty.

He married his fourth wife Sandy on August 15, 1951. He had three children named Tom, Solomon and Preston Jr.

Quotes

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“You can’t go around the theatres handing out cards saying, ‘It isn’t my fault’. You go onto the next one.” (Preston Sturges)

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“I am, of course, directly descended from Brian Boru, the last king of Ireland, a fact certified by my mother and therefore beyond dispute. But as everybody else with a drop of Irish blood in his carcass is also a guaranteed descendant of the old billy goat, I am not overly arrogant because of this royal strain.” (Preston Sturges)

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“Despite my express wish, I was not left in Chicago, but taken to Paris to live, and I did not see my father for many years. But we never stopped loving each other, and in 1940 he died in my arms in Hollywood, where he had come to be near me at the end.” (Preston Sturges)

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“Our gymnasium was remarkable and had more stuff in it than one could dream up in a nightmare. Furthermore, every boy had to use every piece of it during gymnasium class.” (Preston Sturges)

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“Of the Sturges family, much more is known than is available about poor Irish immigrants and obscure Scottish-English settlers around Rochester.” (Preston Sturges)