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Also Known As: Died: March 7, 1949
Born: March 12, 1892 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Cast ... actor


As a well-versed German entertainer, Felix Bressart had a diverse career in the entertainment business. Bressart's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the Greta Garbo comedy "Ninotchka" (1939), "Swanee River" (1939) and the Spencer Tracy biographical drama "Edison, the Man" (1940). He also appeared in "It All Came True" (1940), the comedy "Comrade X" (1940) with Clark Gable and "Third Finger, Left Hand" (1940) with Myrna Loy. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the forties, appearing in "Blossoms in the Dust" (1941), "Married Bachelor" (1941) and the dramatic comedy "Kathleen" (1941) with Shirley Temple Black. He also appeared in the James Stewart musical drama "Ziegfeld Girl" (1941). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the comedy "Three Hearts For Julia" (1943) with Ann Sothern, "Blonde Fever" (1944) and "Song of Russia" (1944). He also appeared in the Spencer Tracy drama "The Seventh Cross" (1944) and "Greenwich Village" (1944). Bressart last acted in "Portrait of Jennie" (1948) with Jennifer Jones. Felix Bressart passed away in March 1949 at the age of 57.


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Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Bressart made his stage debut in 1914 and his film debut in 1928. Going to the U.S. after being forced out of Germany in 1936, Bressart starred in his first American film, "Swanee River," in 1939 with Al Jolson and Andrea Leeds. He went on to a successful career in film and during the filming of "My Friend Irma," he died from leukemia. Bressart can still be seen in long shots during the film, although he was replaced by Hans Conried.

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