Josef Shaftel
Date of Birth
Mar 14, 1919
Birth Place:
Cleveland, Ohio


American producer, writer, and director Josef Shaftel spent his film career in Great Britain. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Shaftel was a violin prodigy performing in concerts until age 16. He later went to Italy as a news photographer. In 1948, he covered the War of Independence in Israel and his adventures there became the basis for the best-selling A Star in the Wind (1962) by Robert...