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The Great... "The Great Gabbo" (1929) is a fascinating tale of madness and obsession. Erich... more info $6.98was $6.98 Buy Now

Crimson... "Crimson Romance" (1934) follows a pair of German-American friends who head back... more info $6.98was $6.98 Buy Now

Queen Kelly... In 1928, after years of struggles within the studio system, Erich von Stroheim... more info $29.95was $29.95 Buy Now

Blind Husbands... Rarely in history has a single film catapulted a director to the forefront of... more info $29.95was $29.95 Buy Now

Foolish Wives... As artistically brilliant as it is gleefully perverse, Foolish Wives is Erich... more info $29.95was $29.95 Buy Now

Foolish Wives... A house built of cards always falls. Erich von Stroheim directed and stars in... more info $6.98was $6.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: May 12, 1957
Born: September 22, 1885 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Austria Profession: Cast ...
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Served briefly in the Austrian cavalry at 17; managed father's straw hat manufacturing factory
1909:
Arrived in America; worked as salesman, clerk, short story writer, railroad worker and travel agent
1912:
Wrote first play, "In the Morning"
1914:
Initial film work as an extra in "Captain McLean" and
1915:
First screen credit in "Farewell to Thee"
1916:
Debut as assistant director, "Intolerance"; also acted
1919:
First film as director, star, and screenwriter in "Blind Husbands/The Pinnacle")
1919:
Signed contract with Universal
1919:
Starred as villain in "The Heart of Humanity"
1922:
Fired from "Merry-Go-Round" by Irving Thalberg
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Hired by Goldwyn Company early 1920s
1923:
Fired from "Greed" by Irving Thalberg, the production head of newly-formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer who then hired Rex Ingram to recut the film
1929:
Fired from "Queen Kelly" by Joseph Kennedy
1932:
Sound film co-directing debut with "Walking Down Broadway" (co-screenwriter; re-directed by Alfred Werker, re-edited and re-titled "Hello, Sister;" no directorial credit; original prints no longer exist)
1934:
Attempted suicide (Christmas)
1935:
Hired as contract writer at MGM
1936:
Quit MGM
1941:
Made only stage play appearance in "Arsenic and Old Lace"
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Moved to and worked as actor in France; briefly returned to USA to appear in "Sunset Boulevard" (1950)

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