skip navigation
Francis Lederer

Francis Lederer

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Midnight DVD ... Claudette Colbert Charms the City of Love!Academy Award winners Claudette... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

The Return Of... A double-feature set containing two of horror director Paul Landres's greatest... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

Confessions Of... In the wake of a trial that convicted four Nazi agents of spying against the... more info $19.99was $19.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: May 25, 2000
Born: November 6, 1899 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Cast ...
RATE AND COMMENT

MILESTONES

:
Served with the Czechoslovakian artillery during WWI while still a teenager; attained rank of corporal
1919:
Began stage career as a teenager in his native Prague; made stage debut with a walk-on in "Burning Heart" while an apprentice with the New German Theater
:
Became a matinee idol on the stage in Vienna, Berlin and other European cities in the 1920s; played Romeo in a Max Reinhardt production of "Romeo and Juliet"
:
Earliest films included the German-made "Pandora's Box" and "The Wonderful Lie of Nina Petrovna" and the French "Maman Colibri"
1931:
London stage debut, "My Sister and I"
1932:
Moved to the USA
1932:
Had a success with Broadway debut in "Autumn Crocus"; later reprised role in Los Angeles production
:
US feature debut, "Man of Two Worlds" (shot in 1933, released in early 1934)
1939:
Succeeded Laurence Olivier in the leading male role of the popular Broadway comedy "No Time for Comedy"
1941:
Last film for several years, "Puddin' Head"; focused primarily on stage tours in the USA for several years
1944:
Returned to films with "Voice in the Wind"
1950:
Last film for six years, "Surrender"
1956:
Returned to film work with "Lisbon" and "The Ambassador's Daughter"
1959:
Last major film work, "Terror Is a Man"
1973:
Was one of the founders of the American National Academy of Performing Arts in Los Angeles
1975:
Was one of the founders of the International Academy of Performing Arts in Washington, DC
1991:
Appeared as an interviewee in the compilation documentary, "The Other Eye/Der Andere Blick," an examination of the life and career of director G.W. Pabst
1998:
Appeared as an interviewee in the documentary, "Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu," focusing on his leading lady from "Pandora's Box"; made for TV for Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute