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Gene Deitch Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 20, 2020

Short Biography

Gene Deitch was born as Eugene Merril Deitch on 08-08-1924 in Chicago in the state of Illinois, United States. He was an American-born Czech Illustrator, Animator, Cartoonist, Artist, Film Producer, Film Director & Author.

Gene Deitch Complete Bio & Career

Gene Deitch was born as Eugene Merril Deitch in Chicago. He completed his high school education from Los Angeles High School. He started his professional career by working for North American Aviation. After a while, he took pilot training but got contracted with pneumonia and had to choose another career. In the decade of the 50s, he was an audio engineer for Connie Converse, one of the first American singer and songwriters. In the same decade he underwent an apprenticeship at the animation studio United Productions of America (UPA). After that, he started working as a creative director at the famous studio Terrytoons. He was the architect of creating famous cartoons such as Gaston Le Crayon, Clint Cobber, and Sidney the Elephant. In the decade of the 1960s, he directed Popeye and Tom & Jerry which are popular to date as well. 
During the same decade, he relocated to Prague and worked with William L. Snyder and directed Tom & Jerry, and Oscar Winning Munro among others. From 1969 till 2008, he was the leading animation director for the Connecticut organization Weston Woods Studios. He also started his own studio in Prague and made sure his animated characters reach every household across the globe. He also won various awards over the course of his decorated career and most notable of them being  Annie Awards' Winsor McCay Award by ASIFA-Hollywood for a lifetime contribution to the animation. 

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Gene Deitch died on 16-04-2020 in Prague, Czech Republic at the age of 95.

DEATHDAY 16 April,2020 (Tuesday)
DEATH COUNTRY Czech Republic

Gene Deitch Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Joseph Deitch and Ruth Delson Deitch. He first married Marie Deitch in 1943 and was married to her till 1960. The couple together had 3 sons named Simon Deitch, Seth Deitch, and Kim Deitch. He then married Zdenka Deitchová in 1964 and was married to her till his death in 2020.

Life's Important Dates Of Gene Deitch

Body Measurements

Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Light Brown
Hair Colour White (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Chicago
Nationality Czech , American
Religion Christian
Address Prague, Czech Republic
School Los Angeles High School, Los Angeles
College N/A
Qualification High School Graduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website http://www.genedeitch.com/


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Baseball and Football

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Gene Deitch

  • He moved to Prague in the late 1950s and stayed there for the rest of his life.
  • His son Kim Deitch is also an underground cartoonist.
  • His last name is pronounced with I.

Gene Deitch Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Gene Deitch was 95 years 8 months & 8 days old age.