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Paul Henreid

Birthdate: 1908/01/10
born in: Trieste (Austria, now Italy)

Paul Henreid, aka Paul Georg Julius Hernried Freiherr von Wassel-Waldingau, was the son of an aristocratic Viennese banker. He studied theatre in Vienna and debuted on the stage under the direction of Max Reinhardt.

He began his film career acting in German films in the 1930s, but had to leave Austria in 1935 for Britain. With the start of World War II, Henreid risked deportation or internment as an enemy alien, but due to Conrad Veidts plea he was allowed to remain free in England. A small role in "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1939) then led him to Hollywood.

In 1942, Henreid appeared in his two most important films. In "Now, Voyager" with Bette Davis and in "Casablanca" with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as Victor Laszlo, heroic anti-Nazi leader.
In 1946, Henreid became a citizen of the United States.

Following Henreid made regular film appearances throughout the 1940s, and in the early 1950s began directing for both film and television. His film credits include "The Spanish Main" (1945), "Of Human Bondage" (1946), "Song of Love" (1947), "Siren of Bagdad" (1953), and "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (1961). His television directorial credits include "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Maverick", "Bonanza" and many more. In 1964, Henreid directed "Dead Ringer", which starred Bette Davis and featured, in a small role, the director's daughter, Monika Henreid.

Paul Henreid died of pneumonia at Santa Monica, California and was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for film at 6366 Hollywood Boulevard and one for television at 1722 Vine Street.



Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Death Among Friends (1975)
The Failing of Raymond (1971)
Double Image (1970)
The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Dead Ringer (1964)
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Live Fast, Die Young (1958)
Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)
A Woman's Devotion (1956)
Deep in My Heart (1954)
Siren of Baghdad (1953)
For Men Only (1952)
Pardon My French (1951)
So Young, So Bad (1950)
The Scar (1948)
Of Human Bondage (1946)
Deception (1946)
The Spanish Main (1945)
The Conspirators (1944)
Casablanca (1942)
Now, Voyager (1942)
Night Train to Munich (1940)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
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