|Born||23 July 1882|
|Died||21 February 1964 (aged 81)|
|Occupation||Film director, Screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Edith Meller (m.1922, divorced)|
Elga Brink (divorced)
Marika Rökk (m.1940)
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 Jacobycitation needed]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.