Conrad Veidt

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Birthday
22, 1893
Birthplace
Berlin, Germany
Death Date
Apr 3, 1943 (50)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1893
Birthplace
Berlin, Germany
Death Date
Apr 3, 1943 (50)

About

Prominent German actor who appeared in over 100 films and played Major Heinrich Strasser in Casablanca. He also appeared in the 1940 film, The Thief of Bagdad.

Before Fame

He was drafted into the German military during World War I.

Trivia

He starred in two of the most well-known silent films - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Man Who Laughs.

Family Life

He and his third wife, Illona Prager, a Jewish woman, moved to Great Britain when the Nazi regime came to power in Germany.

Associated With

His film, The Man Who Laughs, was based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo.