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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 29, 1992|
|Born:||January 10, 1908||Cause of Death:||pneumonia after a stroke|
|Birth Place:||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Worked as a designer and translator for a publishing company in Vienna
Discovered by Otto Preminger (Max Reinhardt's managing director) who introduced him to Reinhardt
Became leading man with Max Reinhardt's Vienna theatre
Appeared on the Viennese stage in "Men in White" and "Mizzi" and in Austrian films (date approximate)
Screen acting debut in "Hohe Schule"
Was officially listed by Germany as a "minorities sympathizer" and an "enemy of the Third Reich" after he turned down a film contract with Germany's UFA film studio
Moved to England
Performed on London stage as Prince Albert in "Victoria Regina" (1937) and "The Jersey Lily" (1940)
British screen debut in bit part in "Victoria the Great"
Wife's family fled Vienna
British film acting debut, "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
Moved to US
Repeated his role in "Victoria Regina" on radio opposite Helen Hayes before making his US stage debut
Broadway debut in "Flight to the West"
Signed by RKO Radio Pictures
US screen debut in "Joan of Paris"
Founded Banner Films (with Jack Chertok)
Produced first film (also starred), "Hollow Triumph"
Film directing debut with "For Men Only/The Tall Lie"
TV acting debut, "The Jewel" on "Ford Theater"
Blacklisted as an actor after going to Washington with a group of Hollywood stars to protest the HUAC's Hollywood witchhunt during the early 1950s
Became a TV director for Revue Productions, Desilu, 4-Star and Screen Gems among other companies in the early 1950s
Starred in Broadway production and US tour of "Don Juan in Hell"
Final screen performance in John Boorman's "Exorcist II: The Heretic"
"Casablanca" re-released on April 10, its 50th anniversary one week after Henreid's death
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