Felix Bressart Net Worth

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Felix Bressart Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Bressart made his stage debut in 1914 and his film debut in 1928. Going to the U.S. after being forced out of Germany in 1936, Bressart starred in his first American film, "Swanee River," in 1939. He went on to a successful career in films and during the filming of "My Friend Irma," Bressart passed away.
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Date Of BirthMarch 2, 1892, Chernyshevskoye, Russia
DiedMarch 17, 1949, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthEydtkuhnen, East Prussia, Germany [now Chernyshevskoe, Russia]
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
SpouseFrieda Lehner (m. ?–1949)
Star SignPisces
1At the age of 57, five days after his birthday, Felix Bressart died of leukemia in Hollywood.
2The actor Felix Bressart was born as Sally Breslau. He had his first engagement at theater in 1915 and like all great actors in those days he finally went to Max Reinhardt. He became a popular and successful comedian very fast.
3The first movie in which Felix Bressart acted as a clumsy soldier was "Drei Tage Mittelarrest" (1930). It was a funny but also a bad movie. Later the movie was imposed with a prohibition, not in Germany but in the USA.
4Since 1928 he turned up regular in films especially in comedies and military oldies which had a boom at the beginning of the 30s and became very popular because of Bressart.
5After 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 immigrated to the United States.
6In his life Bressart was exactly what he impersonated in film: a shy, reserved and something clumsy human being. His clumsiness in his life and perhaps in his films were surrounded of a special tragedy. But the public found him funny - it didn't laugh so much at what happened to Felix Bressart on the screen than that it laughed at him with the roughness of children who find it funny when human beings are stuttering.
7He 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 (1942), 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 (1940).
8To bridge the lean time till he was able to gain a foothold in the US film industry he was busy as a non-medical practitioner with his own practice in Beverly Hills.
9His 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.
10MGM signed Bressart to a studio contract in 1939. Most of his MGM work consisted of featured roles in major films like Edison, the Man (1940).
11The 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.
12As a Jew Felix Bressart had to emigrate from Germany in 1933. In 1938, he reached the USA where he was soon offered film roles. In contrast to other emigres, his roles were artistically demanding.


Take One False Step1949Professor Morris Avrum
Portrait of Jennie1948Pete
A Song Is Born1948Professor Gerkikoff
I've Always Loved You1946Frederick Hassman
Her Sister's Secret1946Pepe - New Orleans Cafe Owner
The Thrill of Brazil1946Ludwig Kriegspiel
Ding Dong Williams1946Hugo Meyerheld
Dangerous Partners1945Prof. Roland Budlow
Without Love1945Prof. Ginza
Secrets in the Dark1944Short
Blonde Fever1944Johnny
Greenwich Village1944Hofer
The Seventh Cross1944Poldi Schlamm
Song of Russia1944Petrov
Don't Be a Sucker1943ShortAnti - Nazi Teacher
Three Hearts for Julia1943Anton Ottoway
Above Suspicion1943Mr. A. Werner
Iceland1942/IPapa Jonsdottir
Crossroads1942Dr. Andre Tessier
To Be or Not to Be1942Greenberg
Mr. and Mrs. North1942Arthur Talbot
Kathleen1941Mr. Schoner
Married Bachelor1941Professor Ladislaus Milic
Blossoms in the Dust1941Dr. Max Breslar
Ziegfeld Girl1941Mischa
Comrade X1940Vanya
Bitter Sweet1940Max
Escape1940Fritz Keller
Third Finger, Left Hand1940August Winkel
Edison, the Man1940Michael Simon
It All Came True1940The Great Boldini
The Shop Around the Corner1940Pirovitch
Swanee River1939Henry Kleber
Ninotchka1939Comrade Buljanoff
Bridal Suite1939Maxl
Three Smart Girls Grow Up1939Music Teacher
Heut' ist der schönste Tag in meinem Leben1935Max Kaspar
Viereinhalb Musketiere1935Professor Volksmann
Alles für die Firma1935Philipp Sonndorfer
Ball im Savoy1935Birowitsch, der Sekretär
Peter1934Her grandfather
Salto in die Seligkeit1934Kriegel, Geheimdetektiv
C'était un musicien1933Le baron Vandernyff
Wie d'Warret würkt1933Herr Schramek
...und wer küßt mich?1933Direktor Ritter
The Lucky Top Hat1932Gottfried Jonathan Bankbeamter
Holzapfel weiß alles1932Johannes Georg Holzapfel
Der Herr Bürovorsteher1931Joachim Reißnagel
Kameradschaft1931Café Doorman (uncredited)
Ausflug ins Leben1931Hirsekorn - Schauspieler und Chauffeur
Trara um Liebe1931Major Fröschen
Nie wieder Liebe!1931Jean
Der Schrecken der Garnison1931Musketier Kulicke
True Jacob1931Böcklein
Die Privatsekretärin1931Bankdiener Hasel
Eine Freundin so goldig wie Du1930Richard
Drei Tage Mittelarrest1930Franz Nowotni, Fuesilier
Old Song1930Jacques
Der keusche Josef1930Eizes, ihr Faktotum
Die Drei von der Tankstelle1930Gerichtsvollzieher / Bailiff
Die zärtlichen Verwandten1930Onkel Emil
Der Kampf mit dem Drachen oder: Die Tragödie des Untermieters1930ShortDer 'Untermieter'
The Son of the White Mountain1930Jailer
Es gibt eine Frau, die dich niemals vergißt1930
Alte Kleider1929Short
Liebe im Kuhstall1928Der Gerichtsvollzieher


Greenwich Village1944performer: "When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose" - uncredited
Nie wieder Liebe!1931performer: "Nie Wieder Liebe"

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Garbo2005DocumentaryBuljanoff (uncredited)
Das kommt nicht wieder1958DocumentaryHimself

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