The director Yoram Gross died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Movie director known for his adaptations of Australian children’s characters in movies. He is best known for 1977’s Dot and the Kangaroo and 1992’s Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala.
He began his career as an assistant to Polish and Dutch directors. He started out in experimental films before moving to animated films. His first full-length film was Joseph the Dreamer, which was released in 1962 and received international acclaim.
He was a pioneer of animated films and he has a number of awards set up in his honor, including Yoram Gross Award for Best Animated Film at the Sydney Film Festival and the Yoram Gross Best Animation Award at the Flickerfest International Film Festival.
He was born in Kraków, Poland, and survived the Nazi occupation of Poland. He is Jewish. His brother is film director Nathan Gross. He was married to Sandra Gross. They moved to Israel in 1950 before moving to Australia in 1967.
His family was on Oskar Schindler’s list but they chose to escape imprisonment by moving around 72 locations throughout the occupation of Poland.