Lived briefly in New York as a child, later moving to Germany
Joined a theater company in Gorlitz, Germany; became leading player in travelling company
Motion picture debut, "Im Shutzengraben"
First collaboration with director, screenwriter Ernst Lubitsch, "Wenn vier deasselbe tun"
Starred in the feature length silent, "Faust"
Signed contract with Paramount Pictures and moved to Hollywood CA
US feature debut, "The Way of All Flesh"
Final collaboration with Ernst Lubitsch, appeared in the silent version of "The Patriot"
Returned to Europe, and made sound debut in Josef Von Sternberg's "The Blue Angel"
Formed the Deutsches-Theater in Berlin, Germany
Appointed head of State-Theater in Germany
Debut as production supervisor, also acted in, "The Ruler/Der Herrscher"
Appointed by Dr. Goebbels to chair Germany's Tobis Film Company
Named "Artist of the State"
First and only feature as producer, also appeared in, "Die Entlassung"
Final feature appearance, "Altes Herz wird weider jung"
Forbidden to perform in Germany after WWII, but was officially "denazified"
Relocated to Austria and became naturalized citizen