Gene Deitch

About Gene Deitch

Birth Day: August 8, 1924
Birth Place: Chicago, IL

Gene Deitch

Gene Deitch was born on August 8, 1924 in Chicago, IL. Award winning animator, who, in 1981, won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short for his work on the film Munro.
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Occupation Cartoonist
Age 99 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born August 8, 1924 (Chicago, IL)
Birthday August 8
Town/City Chicago, IL
Nationality IL

๐ŸŒ™ Zodiac

Gene Deitchโ€™s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

๐ŸŒ™ Chinese Zodiac Signs

Gene Deitch was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Award winning Animator, who, in 1981, won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short for his work on the film Munro.

Before Fame

Prior to working as an Animator, he spent several years as an amateur sound recordist, working with artists like Pete Seeger and John Lee Hooker.


He was honored with the Annie Award by ASIFA Hollywood for a life-long contribution to Animation.

Family Life

He had three children with his second wife Zdenka Deitch.

Associated With

He and Director Chris Saunders have both won Oscars for Best Animated Feature.

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