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Born: 1907-09-18
Profession: Actor
Nation: Austrian
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In the morning we received some very thin coffee. For lunch we had potato soup with a few pieces of meat in it, in the evening we had a very thin meat soup with some potatoes in it.

Tags: Coffee, Evening, Morning

A Dumont actor was considered to be too stilted - the way we Dumont actors used to speak.

Tags: Actor, Speak, Used

At the end of my life, I have achieved belated fame and recognition in the city of my birth.

Tags: End, Fame, Life

Directors and producers were afraid of a Dumont actor while at the same time they admired him.

Tags: Afraid, Him, Time

From that moment on I knew my profession in life was and has remained until today an actor's life.

Tags: Life, Moment, Today

It is a great deal of difference to receive an honorary title or a title in his profession.

Tags: Deal, Difference, Great

It was one of the great chances in my life to become a Dumont actor.

Tags: Become, Great, Life

My father was an ardent socialist for many years.

Tags: Ardent, Father, Socialist

The interest of my mother was more in the entertainment field. She loved to go to concerts and to the theatre.

Tags: Loved, Mother, She

To be a Dumont actor was considered to be a great honor for an actor, yet it also had its disadvantages.

Tags: Actor, Great, Honor

1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too.

Tags: Art, Great, Science

Especially for my father it was a great change. He used to be a socialist and even a member of the socialist party. But then he became an orthodox Jew.

Tags: Change, Father, Great

I was put in the Air Corps. I was never educated to serve in the military, but soon my activities in the American Air Corps became very interesting to me.

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Unfortunately I put the opening date on the 5th of December 1941 and on the 7th of December the Japanese bombarded Pearl Harbour. My dream of a theater in Washington D.C. came to a prompt end.

Tags: Dream, End, Put

We wanted to bring the political situation in Austria on stage. Naturally we could not do that without pointing to Austrian's northern neighbor Germany.

Tags: Political, Situation, Wanted