|Years active 1913–1960|
Children Gabriele Jacoby
Parents Wilhelm Jacoby
|Role Film director|
Name Georg Jacoby
|Born 23 July 1882Mainz, German Empire|
Occupation Film director, Screenwriter
Died February 21, 1964, Munich, Germany
Spouse Marika Rokk (m. 1940–1964), Edith Meller
Movies The Woman of My Dreams, Women Are Better Diplomats, Kora Terry, Gasparone, The Beggar Student
Similar People Marika Rokk, Willy Fritsch, Georg Alexander, Aribert Wascher, Elga Brink
Marika Rökk in 'Maske in Blau' | 1953 | Jetzt auf DVD! | Regie: Georg Jacoby | Filmjuwelen
Georg Jacoby (23 July 1882 – 21 February 1964) was a German film director and screenwriter.
Jacoby was born in Mainz, Germany, the son of Wilhelm Jacoby (1855-1925), a German comedic playwright, who concentrated largely on creating farces, such as The Duchess of Athens (1883) and Pension Schöller (1890), which he co-authored with Carl Laufs. Georg adapted Pension Schöller into film versions on no fewer than three occasions.
In 1923, Georg Jacoby gave Marlene Dietrich her film debut, casting her in a small role in The Little Napoleon (1923). His involvement with large-budget Italian epic Quo Vadis (1924), which was a critical and commercial disaster, damaged his reputation. He rebuilt his career by directing a series of popular comedies and musicals.
He was married to Marika Rökk from 1940 until his death. Actress Gabriele Jacoby is his daughter. During the Nazi era, Jacoby specialised in light comedies featuring Rökk. In 1941 he directed the first Agfacolor film Women Are Better Diplomats. He remained active in West Germany, directing his final film in 1960.
Georg Jacoby died, aged 81, in Munich.