|Also Known As:||"Mauritz Stiller"|
|Birthplace:||Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland|
|Death:||Died in Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden|
|Cause of death:||pleurisy|
Son of Peretz Katzman; Hirsch Stiller; Mindel Stiller and Rakel Katzman
|Managed by:||Keri Robbins-Dvorin|
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About Mauritz Stiller
The Garbo connection: http://www.glbtq.com/arts/stiller_m.html
Adopted by the Katzmans - (birth parents died in 1887)
Mauritz Stiller (17 July 1883 – 18 November 1928) was a Finnish-Swedish film director, best known for discovering Greta Garbo and bringing her to America.
Stiller had been a pioneer of the Swedish film industry, writing and directing many short films from 1912. When MGM invited him to Hollywood as a director, he arrived with his new discovery Greta Gustafsson, whose screen name Greta Garbo is believed to have been his suggestion.
After frequent disagreements with studio executives at MGM and Paramount, Stiller returned to Sweden, where he died soon afterwards.