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Born in Tesanta, Austria-Hungary [now Tesanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina]
Died in Seattle, Washington, USA  (heart disease)

Mini Bio (1)

Otto Lang was born on January 21, 1908 in Tesanta, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and producer, known for 5 Fingers (1952), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) and Call Northside 777 (1948). He was married to Sinclair Gannon. He died on January 30, 2006 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

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Sinclair Gannon (? - ?) ( her death)

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He was inducted into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in 1978
He was a pioneer Pacific Northwest ski instructor who once doubled on the slopes for figure skating champion turned actress Sonja Henie and taught movie mogul Darryl F. Zanuck to ski before launching his own career as a Hollywood producer.
A handsome, athletic Lang displayed his own graceful skiing style in the independently produced 1938 short Ski Flight (1938), also known as "Snow Flight." The first American-made ski film shown in US theaters, it was voted best documentary by the nation's theater exhibitors.

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