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Felix Bressart
Felix Bressart
02-03-1892
Eydtkuhnen, East Prussia, Germany [now Chernyshevskoe, Russia]
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Actor Felix Bressart Filmography

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Take One False Step
Take One False Step ( English )
Artist: William Powell , Shelley Winters , Dorothy Hart , James Gleason , Felix Bressart
Director: Chester Erskine
Music Director: Walter Scharf
Release date: 22-06-1949
A Song Is Born
A Song Is Born ( English )
Director: Howard Hawks
Release date: 19-10-1948
I've Always Loved You
I've Always Loved You ( English )
Director: Frank Borzage
Release date: 02-12-1946
Dangerous Partners
Dangerous Partners ( English )
Director: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 07-06-1945
Without Love
Without Love ( English )
Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Release date: 22-03-1945
Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village ( English )
Director: Walter Lang
Music Director: David Buttolph , David Raksin
Release date: 27-09-1944
The Seventh Cross
The Seventh Cross ( English )
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 24-07-1944
Iceland
Iceland ( English )
Artist: Sonja Henie , John Payne , Jack Oakie , Felix Bressart , Sterling Holloway
Release date: 21-09-1942
Crossroads
Crossroads ( English )
Director: Jack Conway
Music Director: Bronislau Kaper
Release date: 01-07-1942
To Be or Not to Be
To Be or Not to Be ( English )
Artist: Carole Lombard , Jack Benny , Robert Stack , Felix Bressart , Lionel Atwill
Director: Ernst Lubitsch , William McGarry , William Tummel
Music Director: Werner R. Heymann , Frank Maher
Release date: 06-03-1942
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Felix Bressart Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Felix Bressart (March 2, 1892 – March 17, 1949) was a German-American actor of stage and screen. Felix Bressart (pronounced "BRESS-ert") was born in East Prussia, Germany (now part of Russia) and was already a very experienced stage actor when he had his film debut in 1928. He started off as a supporting actor, e.g. as the Bailiff in the box-office hit Die Drei von der Tankstelle (1930), but had soon established himself in leading roles of minor movies. After the Nazis seized power in 1933, Jewish-born Bressart had to leave Germany and continued his career in German-speaking movies in Austria, where Jewish artists were still relatively safe. After no fewer than 30 films in eight years, he emigrated to the United States. One of Bressart's former European colleagues was Joe Pasternak, now a successful Hollywood producer. Bressart's first American film was Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939), a vehicle for Universal Pictures' top attraction, Deanna Durbin. Pasternak also selected the reliable Bressart to perform in a screen test opposite Pasternak's newest discovery, Gloria Jean. The influential German community in Hollywood helped to establish Bressart in America, as his earliest American movies were directed by Ernst Lubitsch, Henry Koster, and Wilhelm Thiele (director of Die Drei von der Tankstelle). Bressart scored a great success in Lubitsch's Ninotchka, produced at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. MGM signed Bressart to a studio contract in 1939. Most of his MGM work consisted of featured roles in major films like Edison, the Man. He combined his mildly inflected East European accent with a soft-spoken delivery to create kindly, friendly characters, as in Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be, in which he sensitively recites Shylock's famous "Hath not a Jew eyes?" speech from The Merchant of Venice. Lubitsch also directed Bressart to similar effect in The Shop Around the Corner. Bressart soon became a popular character actor in films like Blossoms in the Dust (1941), The Seventh Cross (1944), and Without Love (1945). Perhaps his largest role was in RKO Radio Pictures' "B" musical comedy Ding Dong Williams, filmed in 1945. Bressart, billed third, played the bemused supervisor of a movie studio's music department, and appeared in formal wear to conduct Chopin's "Fantasie Impromptu." After almost 40 Hollywood pictures, Felix Bressart suddenly died of leukemia at the age of 57. His last film was My Friend Irma (1949), the movie version of a popular radio show. Bressart died during production, forcing the producers to finish the film with Hans Conried. In the final film, Conried speaks throughout, but Bressart is still seen in the long shots. Description above from the Wikipedia article Felix Bressart, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    

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