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Also Known As: Died: September 30, 2012
Born: March 30, 1922 Cause of Death: Parkinson's Disease
Birth Place: Vienna, , AT Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Vienna, Austria
1940:
After the annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany, family moved to Switzerland, then Paris, eventually heading to the U.S.
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Moved to California to study acting and perfect English
1941:
Made U.S. film acting debut in "Footsteps in the Dark" and "Shadows on the Stairs"
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Signed to an acting contract by Universal
1942:
Appeared in Universal war serial "Junior G-Men of the Air"
1942:
Played supporting role in horror film "The Mummy's Tomb"
1942:
First of four films with Maria Montez and Jon Hall, "Arabian Nights"
1943:
Acted in episodes of Universal action serial "The Adventures of Smilin' Jack"
1944:
Co-starred with Montez and Hall in "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"
1944:
Loaned out to MGM for "Dragon Seed"
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Drafted into U.S. Army; served 18 months
1946:
Played storyteller Aesop in "Night in Paradise"
1946:
After refusing a role, Universal put him on suspension and then sold his contract to Eagle-Lion Studios (date approximate)
1947:
First film under new contract, "Out of the Blue"
1949:
Last film for Eagle-Lion, "Song of India"
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Moved back to Austria in the 1950s
1953:
Produced "Stolen Identity"; two different versions were shot, both starring Francis Lederer; one was an English-language version the other in German
1953:
Last film in over 40 years, "Prisoners of the Casbah"
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Directed stage productions in Europe
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Abandoned acting career to concentrate on photography
1989:
Returned to Hollywood; resumed acting career
1993:
Guest starred on an episode of "SeaQuest DSV" (NBC)
1995:
Appeared as the Centauri Emperor on syndicated adventures series "Babylon 5" (syndicated)
1995:
Final film appearance, "Virtual Combat"

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