Hans Albers


Actor

About

Birth Place
Hamburg, DE
Born
September 22, 1892
Died
July 24, 1960

Biography

Silent leading man who began in films around 1910 and kept busy until shortly before his death half a century later, moving successfully into middle-aged roles and occasional supporting parts after the coming of sound. Albers played the title roles of such films as "Peer Gynt" (1934) and "Baron Muenchhausen" (1943) but is probably best remembered as Mazeppa in Joseph von Sternberg's memo...

Biography

Silent leading man who began in films around 1910 and kept busy until shortly before his death half a century later, moving successfully into middle-aged roles and occasional supporting parts after the coming of sound. Albers played the title roles of such films as "Peer Gynt" (1934) and "Baron Muenchhausen" (1943) but is probably best remembered as Mazeppa in Joseph von Sternberg's memorable first melodrama with Marlene Dietrich, "The Blue Angel" (1930).

Life Events

1910

First film appearances (date approximate)

1926

Acted with Max Reinhardt's Deutsches Theater

Videos

Movie Clip

Man Of La Mancha (1972) - It's All The Same! Sophia Loren in her first scene as "Aldonza," the "serving wench," hard to imagine another actress doing better, with It's All The Same by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion, her own vocal, in Alberto Grimaldi's production of Man Of La Mancha, 1972.
Munchhausen (1943) - Eve With The Apple Sophie (Marnia Von Ditmar) escapes fiance` Fritz (Hans Brausewetter) at the costume ball and pursues the Baron (Hans Albers) in whom she displays probably inappropriate interest in Munchhausen, 1943.
Munchhausen (1943) - St. Petersburg Dazzling madness and magic precedes the baron (Hans Albers) into St. Petersburg, where he meets a fiesty peasant (Brigitte Horney) who's really the empress incognito, in Munchhausen, 1943.
Munchhausen (1943) - Venice The princess (Ilse Werner) informs the baron (Hans Albers) she wishes to sail to Venice where they really shot this sequence in the Nazi fantasy Munchhausen, 1943, directed by Josef von Baky.
Munchhausen (1943) - A Man Like Copernicus... Munchhausen (Hans Albers) holds a garden audience with young Fritz (Hans Brausewetter) and Sophie (Marina Von Ditmar), launching the tale of his "ancestor" in the Nazi comic-epic Munchhausen, 1943.
Munchhausen (1943) - Catherine The Great Empress Catherine (Brigitte Horney) entertains at a gigantic party, receiving a large cake then the Baron (Hans Albers), from whom she has concealed her identity, in Munchhausen, 1943.
Munchhausen (1943) - Cannonball Munchhausen (Hans Albers) is complaining about the war when his buddies play a trick and launch him on a cannonball to visit the Sultan (Leo Slezak) in the Nazi fantasy Munchhausen, 1943.

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