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Also Known As: Died: January 2, 1950
Born: July 23, 1884 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Switzerland Profession: Cast ...
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Lived briefly in New York as a child, later moving to Germany
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Joined a theater company in Gorlitz, Germany; became leading player in travelling company
1914:
Motion picture debut, "Im Shutzengraben"
1917:
First collaboration with director, screenwriter Ernst Lubitsch, "Wenn vier deasselbe tun"
1926:
Starred in the feature length silent, "Faust"
1927:
Signed contract with Paramount Pictures and moved to Hollywood CA
1927:
US feature debut, "The Way of All Flesh"
1928:
Final collaboration with Ernst Lubitsch, appeared in the silent version of "The Patriot"
1930:
Returned to Europe, and made sound debut in Josef Von Sternberg's "The Blue Angel"
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Formed the Deutsches-Theater in Berlin, Germany
1934:
Appointed head of State-Theater in Germany
1937:
Debut as production supervisor, also acted in, "The Ruler/Der Herrscher"
1938:
Appointed by Dr. Goebbels to chair Germany's Tobis Film Company
1941:
Named "Artist of the State"
1942:
First and only feature as producer, also appeared in, "Die Entlassung"
1943:
Final feature appearance, "Altes Herz wird weider jung"
1946:
Forbidden to perform in Germany after WWII, but was officially "denazified"
1947:
Relocated to Austria and became naturalized citizen

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