This Day in Jewish History 1947: A Man Who Made Movies About Sex Before One Could Say 'Sex' Dies

'Friendly gargoyle' Ernst Lubitsch hit home with his films, all driven by a sensuality that the world couldn't admit to, but thoroughly enjoyed.

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On November 30, 1947, filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch died, killed by heart disease at age 55, after a brief life spent massively entertaining audiences with subtle sexuality on screen. Lubitsch’s career spanned from...