Gene Deitch Rank
About Gene Deitch
Gene Deitch was an American illustrator and cartoonist who began making a living via his drawings skills in 1943. And whereas his has worked on a number of projects throughout the decades, what he is perhaps best remembered for is his hand in creating a number of popular cartoons in the 1960s.
He was the creative director of a mid-20th century animation studio called Terrytoons and under the company created characters such as Clint Clobber and Sidney the Elephant
In 1958 he founded his own NYC-based studio called Gene Deitch Associates, Inc. which the following year relocated to Czechoslovakia.
He directed “Popeye” from 1960 to 1963, “Tom & Jerry” from 1961 to 1962 and “Krazy Kat” from 1962 to 1964.
He served as the animation director for Weston Wood Studios for almost 40 years.
He was born to Joseph and Ruth Deitch.
He married a lady named Marie in 1943. They had three sons, Seth, Simon and Kim Deitch, who all went on to work in the comic book industry themselves.
He married again in 1964, this time to a lady named Zdenka Najmanová.
A cartoon he created, “Sidney’s Family Tree”, received an Academy Award nomination in 1958.
He published a 300+ page memoir, "For the Love of Prague: The True Love Story of the Only Free American in Prague During 30 Years of Communism", in 2002.
Deitch was a member of US Armed Forces before being honorably discharged due to medical reasons in 1944.
Gene Deitch Rank
Gene Deitch's Popularity
Gene Deitch was a famous American cartoonist, who was born on August 8, 1924. As a person born on this date, Gene Deitch is listed in our database as the 114th most popular celebrity for the day (August 8) and the 117th most popular for the year (1924).
People born on August 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Gene Deitch is the 3218th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Gene Deitch's birthday, Gene Deitch is the 15924th most famous American and ranks 454th in famous people born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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