|Born||12 February 1879|
|Died||26 December 1947 68) (aged|
|Occupation(s)||Film director, actor, screenwriter, author|
(m. 1912;div. 1918)
Esther Burgert Westenhagen
|Parent(s)||Urban Gad (father)|
Emma Gad (mother)
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