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Also Known As: Died: December 25, 1991
Born: April 5, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Berlin, DE Profession: actor

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Diminutive character player who specialized in dapper comic roles, often as head waiters or pompous clerks, in his more than 25 German and 40 Hollywood films. Bois began acting at seven and later worked in cabaret and with Max Reinhardt before fleeing Nazi Germany in 1933. He appeared on the New York stage before earning roles in the Hollywood films "Tovarich" (1937), "Casablanca" (1942, as a pickpocket), "Cover Girl" (1944) and "Caught" (1949).Bois appeared in over 40 Hollywood features by directors including Max Ophuls and Ernst Lubitsch before returning in 1950 to Germany, where he resumed film work and, under the direction of Bertolt Brecht, his stage career. He directed and co-wrote the 1955 film, "Ein Polterabend". More recently Bois gave a memorable performance in Wim Wenders's "Wings of Desire" (1987) as a contemporary Homer, blindly wandering the streets of modern Berlin.

Diminutive character player who specialized in dapper comic roles, often as head waiters or pompous clerks, in his more than 25 German and 40 Hollywood films. Bois began acting at seven and later worked in cabaret and with Max Reinhardt before fleeing Nazi Germany in 1933. He appeared on the New York stage before earning roles in the Hollywood films "Tovarich" (1937), "Casablanca" (1942, as a pickpocket), "Cover Girl" (1944) and "Caught" (1949).

Bois appeared in over 40 Hollywood features by directors including Max Ophuls and Ernst Lubitsch before returning in 1950 to Germany, where he resumed film work and, under the direction of Bertolt Brecht, his stage career. He directed and co-wrote the 1955 film, "Ein Polterabend". More recently Bois gave a memorable performance in Wim Wenders's "Wings of Desire" (1987) as a contemporary Homer, blindly wandering the streets of modern Berlin.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Wings of Desire (1987) Homer--The Old Man
2.
 Gedaechtnis (1982)
3.
 Boat Is Full, The (1981) Lazar Ostrowskij
4.
 Nach Meinem Letzten Umzug (1972) Puntila
5.
 Herr Puntila and His Servant Matti (1955) Herr Puntila
6.
 Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (1950) Pierre
7.
 Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950) King Charles II
8.
 A Kiss in the Dark (1949) Schloss
9.
 Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949) Zaltz
10.
 The Great Sinner (1949) Jeweler
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Made stage debut at the age of seven
1909:
Film acting debut, "Klebolin klebt alles"
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Toured Germany, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland with the Drawing Room Humorist Revue
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Worked on the stage, in cabaret, in 27 films and on TV in Germany
1933:
After fleeing Nazi Germany, traveled to Vienna, Prague, Paris and London before going to US, where he performed on the NY stage and later went to Hollywood
1935:
Broadway debut
1937:
Hollywood film debut, "Tovarich"
1950:
Returned to Germany
1952:
Created one of the title roles in Bertolt Brecht's "Herr Puntila and His Valet Matti" under the author's direction at the Berliner Ensemble; starred in the 1957 film version of the play under the direction of Alberto Cavalcanti
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Appeared on German stage under the direction of Fritz Kortner
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Starred on German TV in Brecht's "Dialogues of Exiles" (1964) and in the title role of "Bertolt Brecht at the McCarthy Hearings"
1981:
Was subject of a profile on German TV
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Notes

Was Recipient of an homage at the Berlin Film Festival in 1983.

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wife:
Dagmar Bois.

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