(August 12, 1898-January 27, 1978)
Born in Vienna, Austria
Acted in ‘Tragedy of the Street’ (1927), ‘Sabotage’ (1936), ‘I Remember Mama’ (1948), ‘The Seven Year Itch’ (1955), ‘War and Peace’ (1956), ‘Funeral in Berlin’ (1966), ‘Billion Dollar Brain’ (1967) and ‘The Tamarind Seed’ (1974)
Why he might be annoying
He performed dead drunk onstage once.
He became typecast as a menacing foreign officer or spy.
He had an uncanny resemblance to Leonid Brezhnev.
He was married four times.
He said, ‘In Europe I played Othello, but in American pictures I am just the mean fellow who leers at the little heroine and dies hideously in the end.’
Why he might not be annoying
He fled Germany when Adolf Hitler came to power.
His second wife died a few months after their marriage.
His film career survived the transition to sound.
He had a long successful stage career before appearing in films.
He became one of Hollywood’s most notable character actors.
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Year In Review:
For 2013, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 35.71% Annoying
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