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Joseph Schildkraut Edit Profile

actor

Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian actor. Recipient award for characterization New York Shakespeare Society; Academy Award, 1937, 42.

Background

Schildkraut, Joseph was born on March 22, 1896 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Rudolph and Erna (Weinstein) Schildkraut.

Education

Educated Hamburg, Germany, also Imperial Academy Music, Berlin, American Academy Dramatic Arts. Studied with Albert Bassermann.

Career

; married 3d, Leonora Rogers, 1963. Naturalized United States citizen, 1926. First professional appearance in Prodigal Son, Kammerspielhaus, Berlin, 1913.

Appeared in Liliom, Garrick Theatre, New York City, 1921. Motion pictures include Orphans of the Storm, King of Kings, Show Boat, Marie Antoinette, Life of Emile Zola, The Rains Came, The Greatest Story Ever Told, others. Appeared in Broadway in Green Bay Tree, Love’s Labor Lost, Diary of Anne Frank, The Cherry Orchard, Firebrand, Peer Gynt, Clash by Night.

Television appearance DuMont Network.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: My Father and I, 1959.

Connections

Married Elise Bartlett (div 1931). Married second, Marie McKay, 1932 (deceased.; married 3d, Leonora Rogers, 1963.

father:
Rudolph Schildkraut

mother:
Erna (Weinstein) Schildkraut

spouses:
Elise Bartlett

Marie McKay

Leonora Rogers