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Fritz Kortner Biography

  • Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Director
  • Born: May 12, 1892
  • Died: Jul 22, 1970
  • Birth Name: Fritz Nathan Kohn

Fritz Nathan Kohn was an actor in German theater and films by the mid teens, and he directed himself in [[Feature~V20914~Gregor Marold~gregoryisaacs:maestromeetsthecoolruler]] and [[Feature~V115745~Else Von Erlenhof~vonrichthofenandbrown]] after World War One. He stuck to acting in the '20s, appearing in such notable films as [[Performer~P116718~Robert Wiene's~robertwiene]] [[Feature~V21390~Orlacs Hande~orlacshände]] (aka [[Feature~V21390~The Hands of Orlac~orlacshände]]) and G.W. Pabst's [[Feature~V37169~Die Buchse Der Pandora~pandorasbox]] (aka [[Feature~V37169~Pandora's Box~pandorasbox]]). In the early '30s he directed and co-scripted [[Feature~V156082~Der Brave Sunder~ninovaliente]] (aka The Upright Sinner) and So Ein Mudel Vergisst Man Nicht but then had to flee the Nazis. Kortner came to the States in 1938, and after writing and directing on Broadway, became an actor and writer in Hollywood, most notably with [[Feature~V111921~The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler.~thestrangedeathofadolfhitler]] Returning to Germany after the war, he resumed acting and directing in theater and films, helming [[Feature~V87348~Die Stadt Ist Voller Geheimnisse~diestadtistvollergeheimnisse]] and Sarajevo, as well as the television film Die Sendung Der Lysistrata. ~ Rovi


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