Felix Basch

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Felix Basch
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Born(1885-09-16)16 September 1885
Died17 May 1944(1944-05-17) (aged 58)
Occupation Film actor, screenwriter, film director
Years active1914–1944
SpouseGretl Basch

Felix Basch (1885–1944) was an American-Austrian actor, screenwriter and film director.


He first acted in Vienna, and he was a producer and director for the German film production company U. F. A. [1] Following the Nazi takeover of power in Germany in 1933, the Jewish Basch was forced out of films and went into exile, moving to the United States where he appeared in a large number of films acting in character roles. He was married to the actress and singer Grete Freund and was the father of Peter Basch. Richard Tauber was a second cousin of his . [2] According to U.S. immigration entry records, he gained his American citizenship through his father.

Basch died May 18, 1944, at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood, California, after several major operations. [1]

Selected filmography




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  1. 1 2 "Felix Basch, Portrayer of Nazis, Dies in Filmland". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York, Brooklyn. United Press. 18 May 1944. p. 11. Retrieved 30 October 2016 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  2. Talmore, Rina. "Felix Basch". Geni. Retrieved 23 May 2019.