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.
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.
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