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Also Known As: Died: November 5, 1990
Born: September 13, 1909 Cause of Death: heart ailment
Birth Place: Austria Profession: Cast ...
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1927:
Made stage acting debut in Vienna in "Don Carlos"
1927:
Was a member of the St. Gallen Repertory Theater in Switzerland
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Joined the Volstheatre in Vienna
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Frequently performed at the Salzberg Festival in Austria
1938:
Fled Vienna when Nazis overran Austria
1939:
Settled in New York
1939:
Broadway debut in "From Vienna", performed by the Refugee Artists Group
1940:
First major role as actor on Broadway, "King Lear"
1945:
Opened Herbert Berghof Studios, acting school in West Village section of Manhattan (now known as HB Studios)
1947:
Became charter member of Actors Studio
1952:
Film acting debut, "Five Fingers"
1956:
Directed American stage premiere of "Waiting For Godot"
1963:
Had supporting role in "Cleopatra"
1964:
Founded HB Playwrights Foundation
1985:
Final film, "Target"

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