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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 ...
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1931:
Worked as a designer and translator for a publishing company in Vienna
1933:
Discovered by Otto Preminger (Max Reinhardt's managing director) who introduced him to Reinhardt
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Became leading man with Max Reinhardt's Vienna theatre
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Appeared on the Viennese stage in "Men in White" and "Mizzi" and in Austrian films (date approximate)
1934:
Screen acting debut in "Hohe Schule"
1934:
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
1935:
Moved to England
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Performed on London stage as Prince Albert in "Victoria Regina" (1937) and "The Jersey Lily" (1940)
1937:
British screen debut in bit part in "Victoria the Great"
1938:
Wife's family fled Vienna
1939:
British film acting debut, "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
1940:
Moved to US
1940:
Repeated his role in "Victoria Regina" on radio opposite Helen Hayes before making his US stage debut
1940:
Broadway debut in "Flight to the West"
1941:
Signed by RKO Radio Pictures
1942:
US screen debut in "Joan of Paris"
1947:
Founded Banner Films (with Jack Chertok)
1948:
Produced first film (also starred), "Hollow Triumph"
1951:
Film directing debut with "For Men Only/The Tall Lie"
1953:
TV acting debut, "The Jewel" on "Ford Theater"
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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
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Became a TV director for Revue Productions, Desilu, 4-Star and Screen Gems among other companies in the early 1950s
1972:
Starred in Broadway production and US tour of "Don Juan in Hell"
1977:
Final screen performance in John Boorman's "Exorcist II: The Heretic"
1992:
"Casablanca" re-released on April 10, its 50th anniversary one week after Henreid's death

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