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Also Known As: Died: January 21, 1964
Born: March 22, 1896 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Austria Profession: Cast ...
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1913:
Joined Max Reinhardt's stage company
1915:
Screen debut in "Schlemiel"
1922:
American screen debut in "Orphans of the Storm"
1927:
Cast as Judas in the silent "King of Kings"; father played a high priest
1929:
Played Gaylord Ravenel in the non-musical version of "Show Boat"
1934:
Cast as King Herod opposite Claudette Colbert's "Cleopatra"
1935:
Co-starred in "The Crusades"
1937:
Earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar for performance as Captain Alfred Dreyfus in "The Life of Emile Zola"
1938:
Had featured role in "Marie Antoinette"
1939:
Portrayed King Louis in "The Three Musketeers"
1940:
Co-starred in "The Shop Around the Corner"
1946:
Appeared in "Monsieur Beaucaire"
1948:
Last films for more than a decade, "Old Los Angeles" and "The Gallant Legion"
1953:
Played Claudius to Maurice Evans' "Hamlet" in the first ever American telecast of the play on NBC
1953:
Acted on the NYC stage in "Love's Labour's Lost"
1953:
Hosted "Joseph Schildkraut Presents", a series of half-hour dramas aired on the DuMont network
1955:
Created role of Otto Frank in the Broadway production of "The Diary of Anne Frank"
1959:
Recreated stage role in the film version of "The Diary of Anne Frank"
1962:
Acted in a memorable episode of "The Twilight Zone", playing an elderly man who must chose between opting for a new, younger body or living out the remaining years in pain
1965:
Final film, "The Greatest Story Ever Told"; released posthumously

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