Ernst Lubitsch Timeline
1892: Ernst Lubitsch is born on January 29 in Berlin, Germany
1911: Joined Max Reinhardt's famous Deutsches Theater, where he rapidly advanced from bit parts to character leads
1912: Worked as an apprentice and general-purpose handyman at Berlin's Bioscope film studios
1913: Began acting in a series of German short film comedies, in which he played a character named Meyer
1914: Made directorial debut with the short film "Fraulein Seifenschaum" (aka: Miss Soapsuds)
1916: Directed his first feature-film in Germany, "Als ich tot War" (aka: As I was Dead)
1918: Made his mark as a serious director with the film "Eyes of the Mummy"
1922: Moved to the United States, under contract to Mary Pickford
1923: Directed his first American film "Rosita" starring Mary Pickford
1926: Signed contract with Paramount Pictures
1928/29: "The Patriot" won the Academy Award for Best Writing Achievement and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Lewis Stone), Best Art Direction, Best Director (Ernst Lubitsch) and Best Picture
1929: Directed his first sound film, "The Love Parade" for which he received his second Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 1930
1931: "One Hour With You" and "The Smiling Lieutenant" receive Academy Award nominations for Best Picture
1932: Made his only serious film during the sound era, "Broken Lullaby" (aka: The Man I Killed)
1933: Ernst Lubitsch became an American citizen
1935-1936: Mr. Lubitsch served as production chief at Paramount Studios
1937: Returned to directing; directed first film in three years, "Angel"
1939: Directed two wonderful films for MGM: "Ninotchka" and "The Shop Around the Corner"
1939: Lubitsch was nominated for a Best Director award (for "Ninotchka") by the New York Film Critics Circle
1940: "Ninotchka" received four Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Original Story, and Best Screenplay
1943: Signed contract with 20th Century Fox Studios; received his third Academy Award nomination for best director with the film "Heaven Can Wait" (which was also nominated for Best Picture that year)
1944: Lubitsch was nominated for a Best Director Academy Award for "Heaven Can Wait"
1946: Completed his last film "Cluny Brown"
1947: Was given a special Academy Award in March, for his "distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture." Ernst Lubitsch died in Hollywood on November 30th, while working on "That Lady in Ermine"
1960: On February 8, 1960 Ernst Lubitsch received a star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." His star is located at 7042 Hollywood Blvd
1987: On Paramount studios 75th anniversary, they named their Directors Building after Ernst Lubitsch
2011: Ernst Lubitsch was honored with a star on the "Boulevard of the Stars" in Berlin, Germany