Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Anthony Mann (June 30, 1906 - April 29, 1967) was an American actor and film director. Born Emil Anton Bundsmann in the Point Loma area of San Diego, Mann was the son of an Austrian immigrant, Emile Theodore Bundsmann, and Bertha Waxelbaum (original jewish surname: Weichselbaum) of Macon, Georgia. Mann started out as an actor, appearing in plays off-Broadway in New York City. In 1938, he moved to Hollywood, where he joined the Selznick International Pictures. Mann became an assistant director in 1942, directing low-budget assignments for RKO and Republic Pictures.