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Also Known As: Died: April 3, 1943
Born: January 22, 1893 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Germany Profession: Cast ...
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1913:
Stage acting debut with Max Reinhardt's Deutsches Theatre Berlin)
1914:
Called up for the army during WWI; sent to front in 1915 but jaundice sent him to rear; joined Lucie Mannheim's front-line theater
1917:
German film acting debut with "Der Spion/The Spy"
1919:
Founded own film company and directed first film, "Wahnsinn"
:
Moved to Hollywood in mid-1920s
1927:
US film debut, "The Beloved Rogue"
1929:
Returned to Germany
1930:
Moved to England during Nazi rise to power (third wife was half-Jewish)
1932:
First English-speaking film (not dubbed) "Rome Express"
1939:
Became British citizen
1940:
Moved to Hollywood
1940:
First Hollywood sound film, "Escape"

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