Born December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York he first became intrigued with magic tricks, then with writing gags for TV-shows and finally with writing and directing movies. Woody Allen. As a teenager he earned more money than his parents. That’s one of the maybe unknown facts about Mr. Allen.
More after the jump/below…
“Der Stadtneurotiker” is the German title of Allen’s 1967 movie “Annie Hall“.
Woody Allen was originally born as Allan Stewart Konigsberg.
“What’s Up, Tiger Lily?” – a 1966 comedy film directed by Woody Allen was his directorial debut.
For his 1980 movie “Stardust Memories” Allen wrote the line: “To you I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the loyal opposition…”
In Oviedo, Spain a rather sad-looking Woody Allen is the highlight of a local shopping-street.
Woody Allen has his own New Orleans Jazz band. Photo proof here.
Woody Allen recently reads his own classic short stories. Wanna hear him say “[…] a favourite tune of her recently deceased nephew?”? Click here and then “Mere Anarchy”.
In 1967 “The Independent” newspaper mentioned “Woody Allen told an interviewer he’s only 5 feet 6 inches.”
Woody Allen has three children and one sister.
A documentary chronicling Allen’s career from teen writer to Sid Caeser’s TV scribe to writer/director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years recently came to the theatres here in Germany – a film by Robert B. Weide. The trailer to “Woody Allen – A Documentary” below…
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At age 19, Allen married 16-year-old Harlene Rosen.
To the Interview Magazine Woody Allen said this about wirting: “Theoretically, I could do two musicals in a row, or a musical and then a terribly dramatic picture or something“. Full interview plus nice and obscure photos here.
Woody Allen’s Official Website