Felix Bressart


Actor
Felix Bressart

About

Born
March 12, 1892
Died
March 07, 1949

Biography

Felix Bressart was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Bressart began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "Ninotchka" (1939) with Greta Garbo, the Don Ameche musical drama "Swanee River" (1939) and "Edison, the Man" (1940) with Spencer Tracy. He also appeared in "It All Came True" (1940), the comedy "Comrade X" (1940) with Clark Gable and the comedy "Th...

Biography

Felix Bressart was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Bressart began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "Ninotchka" (1939) with Greta Garbo, the Don Ameche musical drama "Swanee River" (1939) and "Edison, the Man" (1940) with Spencer Tracy. He also appeared in "It All Came True" (1940), the comedy "Comrade X" (1940) with Clark Gable and the comedy "Third Finger, Left Hand" (1940) with Myrna Loy. His film career continued throughout the forties in productions like "Blossoms in the Dust" (1941), "Married Bachelor" (1941) and "Kathleen" (1941). He also appeared in the dramatic musical "Ziegfeld Girl" (1941) with James Stewart. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the comedy "Three Hearts For Julia" (1943) with Ann Sothern, "Blonde Fever" (1944) and the Robert Taylor romance "Song of Russia" (1944). He also appeared in "The Seventh Cross" (1944) and "Greenwich Village" (1944). Bressart last acted in the Jennifer Jones romance "Portrait of Jennie" (1948). Bressart passed away in March 1949 at the age of 57.

Life Events

1914

Stage acting debut

1928

First film as actor

Photo Collections

Her Sister's Secret - Movie Poster
Her Sister's Secret - Movie Poster

Videos

Movie Clip

To Be Or Not To Be (1942) - Do We Not Bleed? Pilot Stanislav (Robert Stack) with actress Maria in her Warsaw dressing room, news of the Nazi invasion, her husband Joseph (Jack Benny) confused, director Ernst Lubitsh's documentation resumes, actors Greenberg and Bronski (Felix Bressart, Tom Dugan) reflecting, in To Be Or Not To Be, 1942.
To Be Or Not To Be (1942) - August 1939 Director Ernst Lubitsch's famous opening, Tom Dugan as the German chancellor, stopping traffic in Warsaw, Jack Benny as the Nazi colonel, Charles Halton tangling with actor Felix Bressart, revealing the narrative device, in To Be Or Not To Be, 1942.
Song Is Born, A (1948) - Just Another Tomato For Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper in Ball Of Fire, it was "Apple," now with Virginia Mayo as stripper "Honey" and Danny Kaye the music professor, Howard Hawks, directing again, changes fruits, Benny Goodman the professor in horn-rims, in the musical remake A Song Is Born, 1948.
Her Sister's Secret (1946) - My Past Is An Open Bottle After apparently genuine New Orleans Mardi Gras footage, director Edgar G. Ulmer taking full advantage of an elaborate set, introducing Pepe (Felix Bressart), his lead Toni (Nancy Coleman), her escort (George Meeker) and an admiring soldier (Philip Reed), in Her Sister's Secret, 1946.
Ninotchka (1939) - It Won't Be Long Now Bumbling Soviet officials Iranoff (Sig Rumann), Bulyanoff (Felix Bressart) and Kopalski (Alexander Granach) are surprised to find comrade Yakushova (Greta Garbo), arriving in Paris to take over their fund-raising mission, is a female, in Ernst Lubitsch's Ninotchka, 1939.
Shop Around The Corner, The (1940) - So She's Not So Very Pretty? Six months since the opening, Klara (Margaret Sullavan), still the junior clerk, joins senior clerk Alfred (James Stewart), with whom she tangles, before he tells Pirovitch (Felix Bressart) of his advancing anonymous pen-pal romance, in Ernst Lubitsch’s The Shop Around The Corner, 1940.
Shop Around The Corner, The (1940) - Matuschek And Company Under Ernst Lubitsch’s direction from Samson Raphaelson’s script, smooth introduction of Pepi, Pirovitch, Flora, Ilona, Kralik, Vadas and boss Matuschek (William Tracy, Felix Bressart, Sara Haden, Inez Courtney, star James Stewart, Joseph Schildkraut and Frank Morgan), opening The Shop Around The Corner, 1940.
Shop Around The Corner, The (1940) - Maybe You Could Use Me? In contemporary Budapest, boss Matuschek (Frank Morgan) fuming, so staff including Kralik (James Stewart) are lying low when Klara (Margaret Sullavan) makes her first appearance, reluctant to admit she’s looking for work, in director Ernst Lubitsch’s The Shop Around The Corner, 1940.
Ninotchka (1939) - Let's Have Some Lunch! Pressed by Paris dealer Mercier (Edwin Maxwell), Soviet commissars Iranoff, Buljanoff and Kopalski (Sig Rumann, Felix Bressart, Alexander Granach) are sidetracked by Count Leon (Melvyn Douglas), as they try to sell confiscated jewels, in Ernst Lubitsch's Ninotchka, 1939.
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) - Cucaracha, Look At That One! New hires Susie (Judy Garland) and Sheila (Lana Turner) dazzled by singer Frank (Tony Martin), and kid brother Jerry (Jackie Cooper) with a not so silly comment upon seeing Sandra (Hedy Lamarr), with violinist husband (Philip Dorn) and friend (Felix Bressart), in MGM's Ziegfeld Girl, 1941.
Comrade X (1940) - My Name Is Theodore American reporter Thompson (Clark Gable) meets Moscow streetcar driver "Theodore" (Hedy Lamarr) in an early scene from Comrade X, 1940, from an Academy Award winning original story by Walter Reisch.
Blossoms In The Dust - Sixty Babies A Year Fort Worth flour baron Sam Gladney (Walter Pidgeon) arrives homes as wife Edna (Greer Garson) is about to give birth, stand-in Doctor Bresler (Felix Bressart) in his wake, the men later in discussion with Doctor West (Oscar O'Shea), in MGM's Blossoms In The Dust, 1941.

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