|Born||10 February 1884|
|Died||4 April 1947|
|Occupation||Film actor |
|Years active||1919-1940 (film)|
Reinhold Häussermann (1884–1947) was a German-born Austrian stage and film actor. Haussermann appeared in twenty-one films during his career, largely in supporting roles in films such as Karl Leiter's The Missing Wife (1929).He was the father of the actor and director Ernst Haeussermann. His daughter in law was the actress Susi Nicoletti.
Peter Lorre was a Hungarian-American character actor of Jewish descent. Lorre began his stage career in Vienna before moving to Germany where he worked first on the stage, then in film in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Lorre caused an international sensation in the German film M (1931), directed by Fritz Lang, in which he portrayed a serial killer who preys on little girls.
Lewis Shepard Stone was an American film actor. He spent 29 years as a contract player at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and was best known for his role as Judge James Hardy in their Andy Hardy film series. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1929 for The Patriot. He appeared in seven films with Greta Garbo, most memorably as Doctor Otternschlag in Grand Hotel.
Ben Lyon was an American film actor and a studio executive at 20th Century Fox, who later acted in British radio, films and TV.
Henry Byron Warner was an English film and theatre actor. He was popular during the silent era and played Jesus Christ in The King of Kings. In later years, he successfully transitioned into supporting roles and appeared in numerous films directed by Frank Capra. Warner's most notable role to modern audiences is Mr. Gower in the perennially shown film It's a Wonderful Life, directed by Capra. He appeared in the original 1937 version of Lost Horizon as Chang, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also had a cameo in Sunset Boulevard, directed by Billy Wilder.
George Thomas Moore Marriott was an English character actor best remembered for the series of films he made with Will Hay. His first appearance with Hay was in the film Dandy Dick (1935), but he was a significant supporting performer in Hay's films from 1936 to 1940, and while he starred with Hay during this period he played a character called "Harbottle" that was based on a character Marriott usually played. His character Harbottle was originally created by Hay when he used the character in his "The fourth form at St. Michael's" sketches in the 1920s.
George Thomas Regas was a Greek American actor.
Sergey Alexandrovich Martinson was a Russian eccentric comic actor, the master of pantomime, buffoonery and grotesque. He became People's Artist of the RSFSR in 1964.
Harry C. Myers was an American film actor and director, sometimes credited as Henry Myers.
Holmes Herbert was an English character actor who appeared in Hollywood films from 1915 to 1952, often as a British gentleman.
Alfred Peter Abel was a German film actor, director, and producer. He appeared in more than 140 silent and sound films between 1913 and 1938. His best-known performance was as Joh Fredersen in Fritz Lang's 1927 film, Metropolis.
Eduard von Borsody was an Austrian cameraman, film editor, film director and screenplay writer.
George Henry Irving was an American film actor and director.
Tom Dugan was an Irish-American film actor. He appeared in more than 260 films between 1927 and 1955. He was born in Dublin, Ireland and died in Redlands, California, after injuries sustained in a road accident.
Crauford Kent was an English-born character film actor, in the United States. He has also been credited as Craufurd Kent and Crawford Kent.
Reinhold Schünzel was a German actor and director, active in both Germany and the United States. The son of a German father and a Jewish mother, he was born in St. Pauli, the poorest part of Hamburg. Despite being Jewish, Schünzel was allowed by the Nazis to continue making films for several years until he eventually left to live abroad.
Rolf von Goth was a film actor from Windhoek in German Southwest Africa who settled and worked in Germany. After appearing in minor roles in several silent films such as Metropolis (1927) von Goth emerged as a prominent actor in the late 1920s. During the early 1930s he played a mixture of leading and supporting roles in films such as Once There Was a Waltz and A Shot at Dawn (1932) but his appearances began to decline during the Nazi era. By the outbreak of the Second World War he had almost entirely retired from film. von Goth switched to become a director of radio shows, becoming extremely successful in the format during the post-war years. He was married to the actress Karin Hardt.
Heinz Salfner was a German stage and film actor. Salfner appeared in more than sixty films during his career. He played the lead in the 1932 crime film A Shot at Dawn.
Werner Pledath was a German actor who appeared in many films during a lengthy career. He generally played supporting roles such as in Five from the Jazz Band (1932). Pledath specialized in playing powerful, authority figures. Following the Second World War he appeared in several films made in East Germany.
The Missing Wife is a 1929 Austrian silent film comedy crime film directed by Karl Leiter and starring Harry Halm, Iris Arlan and Mary Kid. The sets were designed by the art director Hans Ledersteger.
Arthur Rankin (1895–1947) was an American film actor.
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