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Also Known As: Paul Hermann Wegener Died: September 13, 1948
Born: December 11, 1874 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor, director, screenwriter

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An esteemed member of Max Reinhardt's theater in Berlin, Wegener lent his massive bulk to an array of stage classics before making his screen debut playing dual roles in "The Student of Prague" (1913). In 1914, he co-wrote and starred in "The Golem", the first of his three adaptations of the mystical Jewish tale. Wegener directed several films through the 1940s and was awarded the title 'Actor of the State' for lending his weight to several Nazi propaganda films.

An esteemed member of Max Reinhardt's theater in Berlin, Wegener lent his massive bulk to an array of stage classics before making his screen debut playing dual roles in "The Student of Prague" (1913). In 1914, he co-wrote and starred in "The Golem", the first of his three adaptations of the mystical Jewish tale. Wegener directed several films through the 1940s and was awarded the title 'Actor of the State' for lending his weight to several Nazi propaganda films.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Herzog Ferrantes Ende (1922) Director
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  Der Golem (1920) Director
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  The Golem (1915)

CAST: (feature film)

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 The Magician (1926) Oliver Haddo
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 Sumurun (1920)
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1913:
Feature acting debut in a dual role in "The Student of Prague"; also co-wrote
1914:
Wrote, co-directed and starred in "The Golem/The Monster of Fate"
1916:
Had title role in "The Pied Piper of Hamlin"; also co-directed
1937:
Final film as director, "Krach und Gluck um Kunnemann"
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Appeared in a number of propaganda films produced by the Nazis
1949:
Made last film, "Der Grosse Mandarin"
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wife:
Lyda Salmonova. Actor. Born 1889 in Prague, died 1968.

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