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Also Known As: Died: October 13, 1981
Born: January 17, 1897 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Denmark Profession: actor

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Dashing, smooth leading man of late silent films and the first decade of talkies, in the USA from 1927. Tall and often mustachioed, Asther proved a capable and attractive romantic lead opposite Greta Garbo in "The Single Standard" (1929) and Barbara Stanwyck in "The Bitter Tea of General Yen" (1933). He continued playing supporting roles into the 1940s.

Dashing, smooth leading man of late silent films and the first decade of talkies, in the USA from 1927. Tall and often mustachioed, Asther proved a capable and attractive romantic lead opposite Greta Garbo in "The Single Standard" (1929) and Barbara Stanwyck in "The Bitter Tea of General Yen" (1933). He continued playing supporting roles into the 1940s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Suddenly, a Woman! (1967) Mr. Rossen
2.
 That Man from Tangier (1953) Henri
3.
 Samson and Delilah (1950) Prince
4.
 The Feathered Serpent (1948) Professor Paul Evans
5.
 Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945) Tony Linnard
6.
 Jealousy (1945) Peter Urban
7.
 Son of Lassie (1945) Olav
8.
 Alaska (1944) Tom LaRue
9.
 The Man in Half Moon Street (1944) Julian Karell
10.
 The Hour Before the Dawn (1944) Kurt van der Breughel
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Milestones close milestones

1921:
Earliest feature credits are those in his native Sweden, where he worked with directors including Victor Sjostrom
1927:
Hollywood debut
1928:
Began playing romantic leads in Hollywood films

Education

Royal Dramatic Theatre School: -

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wife:
Vivian Duncan. Actor. Second wife; appeared in "Topsy and Eva" (1927) together.

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