Born in Berlin. Age 39. Height 6 ft. 2 in. Appeared on stage and screen in Germany before going to Hollywood to make silent films. British talkies, "Congress Dances" and "Rome Express." Speaks English perfectly.
Conrad Veidt (1893 - 1943). Veidt was an important figure in the cinema of post-WWI Germany starring in such films as Anders and Andern, Waxworks and, of course, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari in which he played the somnambulist. His first period in Hollywood was brief and the coming of sound sent him back to Germany. His English was good enough for him to appear in several of the multilingual films made at this period including Congress Dances. The rise of the Nazis made Germany uncomfortable for him and he moved to Britain. He made several great films here including The Passing of the Third Floor Back and The Spy in Black. When the production of The Thief of Bagdad shifted to Hollywood he moved with it, and spent most of what was left of his career playing Nazis, notably in Casablanca.