Alex GrasshoffAlexander Grasshoff (December 10, 1928 – April 5, 2008) was an American documentary filmmaker and director who received three Oscar nominations.
Along with fellow producer Robert Cohn, he is perhaps best known for writing and directing the documentary ''Young Americans'', which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature during the 1969 ceremony. However, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences soon found out the film had been shown first in October 1967, thus making it ineligible for a 1968 award and the Oscar was revoked. (This marks the only time, as of 2022, where an Academy Award was first awarded and then revoked.) Grasshoff, who reportedly slept with the Oscar on the first night, also directed Academy Award-nominated films ''The Really Big Family'' (1966) and ''Journey to the Outer Limits'' (1973). He also directed the award-winning ''The Wave'' (1981), based on Ron Jones' The Third Wave experiment, and ''Future Shock'' (1972), based on Alvin Toffler's book and hosted by Orson Welles. Provided by Wikipedia