Erwin Piscator was born on December 17, 1893 in Ulm, Greifenstein, Hesse, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for In der Sache J. Robert Oppenheimer (1964), Hoppla, wir leben! (1927) and Vosstaniye rybakov (1934). He was married to Maria Ley and Hildegard Jurczyk. He died on March 30, 1966 in Starnberg, Bavaria, West Germany.