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Louis Wolheim

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Also Known As: Died: February 18, 1931
Born: March 28, 1880 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... actor math teacher


Louis Wolheim was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Wolheim appeared in such films as the horror film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1920) with John Barrymore, the dramatic adaptation "Orphans of the Storm" (1922) with Lillian Gish and "Sherlock Holmes" (1922). He also appeared in "Little Old New York" (1923), the historical film "America" (1924) with Neil Hamilton and the drama "Sorrell and Son" (1927) with H. B. Warner. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the twenties, appearing in "Two Arabian Knights" (1927), "Tempest" (1928) with John Barrymore and "The Awakening" (1928). He also appeared in "The Racket" (1928) and the Ronald Colman drama "Condemned" (1929). Toward the end of his career, he continued to act in "Wolf Song" (1929), "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) and "Danger Lights" (1930). He also appeared in "The Silver Horde" (1930) and "Gentleman's Fate" (1931). Wolheim more recently acted in "The Sin Ship" (1931). Wolheim passed away in February 1931 at the age of 51.


TLS ( 2006-05-03 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Louis held an engineering degree from Cornell and was a mathematics instructor for six years before turning to the stage. Wolheim appeared in 10 shows on Broadway including: ‘The Jest,’ ‘The Idle Inn,’ ‘The Hairy Ape’ and ‘What Price Glory.’ His first stage appearance was with Lionel Barrymore who lured him away from teaching to be on the stage. In 1926, Wolheim joined motion pictures and appeared as a character actor in most films. Wolheim died from stomach cancer at Los Angeles' Osteopathic Hospital.

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