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ERICH VON STROHEIM BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Erich Von Stroheim was born on September 22nd, 1885 in Vienna, Austria with the middle name Oswald to parents, Benno Stroheim and Johanna Bondy.  In 1909 he decided to relocate to the United States to look for work.
 
In 1914 he began getting work in Hollywood on a number of movies taking on small roles.  His first film was in 1915 on, "The Country Boy" followed by his first credited role in, "Old Heidelberg" (1915) and then the highly acclaimed "The Birth of a Nation" (1915) directed by D.W. Griffith.
 
As his career progressed he was seen in such films as, "Intolerance" (1916), "Sylvia of the Secret Service" (1917), "The Hun Within" and "The Heart of Humanity" (both 1918). 
 
Along with now working as an actor in the United States he was also given the chance to work the other side of the industry as a writer and director.  He directed his own script for the film, "Blind Husbands" (1919), which he also starred in.  Other films he directed early on in his career were, "The Devil's Pass Key" (1919) and "Foolish Wives" (1922).
 
As time progressed he focused his efforts on directing more films such as, "Merry-Go Round" (1923), "Greed" (1924) which was originally way to long and was cut in to two parts and later made in to one shorter version which was unsuccessful at the box office. 
 
He bounced back with two successful films, "The Merry Widow" (1925) and "The Wedding March" (1928).  However as time went on he was proving himself in Hollywood to be a very difficult director and was not willing to change his creative views to work with Hollywood, therefore as time progressed, directing jobs became less available to him.  Some of his last credited films he directed were, "Queen Kelly" (1929) and "Hello, Sister!" (1933).
 
Returning back to working as an actor he decided to give television a try and was seen on the series, "Orient Express" (1953).  He brought his popularity back to media attention with roles in the films, "La Grande Illusion" (1937) and "Sunset Boulevard" (1950) for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
 
Some of his final film roles were on, "The Other Side of Paradise" (1953), "The Infiltrator" (1955) and "La madone des sleepings" (1955).  He then retire from the industry and moved back to France and became a writer of several French novels. 
 
Throughout his lifetime he married a total of four times.  His first wife was Margaret Knox from 1913 through 1915.  He then married Mae Jones in 1916 and after having one child this marriage came to an end in 1919.  His third wife was Valerie Germonprez whom he wed in 1920 and after having another child this marriage came to an end in 1936.  His fourth wife was Denise Vernac and they were married until he passed away on May 12th, 1957 in Maurepas, France from cancer.

 
Filmography

1955 La madone des sleepings
1955 Napoléon
1955 The Infiltrator 
1953 Alerte au sud 
1953 The Other Side of Paradise 
1953 Midnight... Quai de Bercy 
1952 Alraune 
1950 Sunset Blvd. 
1949 Portrait d'un assassin 
1949 Le signal rouge 
1948 Danse de mort 
1946 Devil and the Angel 
1946 One Does Not Die That Way 
1946 The Mask of Diijon
1945 Scotland Yard Investigator 
1945 The Great Flamarion
1944 Storm Over Lisbon
1944 The Lady and the Monster 
1943 The North Star 
1943 Five Graves to Cairo 
1942 Gambling Hell 
1941 So Ends Our Night
1940 I Was an Adventuress 
1940 The World Will Shake 
1940 Thunder Over Paris
1940 Threats 
1939 Personal Column 
1939 Immediate Call 
1939 Derrière la façade 
1938 It Happened in Gibraltar 
1938 Ultimatum 
1938 Boys' School 
1938 The Lafarge Case
1938 Les pirates du rail 
1937 Under Secret Orders 
1937 The Alibi
1937 Grand Illusion 
1937 Marthe Richard
1935 The Crime of Doctor Crespi
1934 Crimson Romance 
1934 Fugitive Road
1932 As You Desire Me
1932 The Lost Squadron
1931 Friends and Lovers 
1930 Three Faces East 
1929 The Great Gabbo
1928 The Wedding March
1928 The Honeymoon
1924 Greed
1922 Foolish Wives
1919 Blind Husbands
1918 The Heart of Humanity
1918 The Hun Within
1918 Hearts of the World 
1918 The Unbeliever
1917 Who Goes There?
1917 Sylvia of the Secret Service
1917 Reaching for the Moon
1917 Draft 258
1917 For France 
1917 In Again, Out Again
1917 Panthea 
1916 The Social Secretary 
1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages 
1916 Macbeth
1916 The Flying Torpedo 
1916 His Picture in the Papers 
1915 Old Heidelberg
1915 Farewell to Thee
1915 Ghosts
1915 The Failure
1915 Captain Macklin
1915 The Country Boy 
1915 The Birth of a Nation





Matinee Classics - Intolerance starring Monte Blue, Lillian Gish, Tully Marshall, Eugene Pallette, W.S. Van Dyke, Douglas Fairbanks, King Vidor and Erich von Stroheim
Matinee Classics -  2 Weeks in Another Town starring Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton, Claire Trevor, James Gregory, George Macready, Erich von Storheim and Leslie Uggams
Matinee Classics - The Great Gabbo starring Erich von Stroheim, Donald Douglas, Betty Compson and Marjorie Kane
Matinee Classics - The Great Flamarion starring Erich von Stroheim, Dan Duryea, Esther Howard, Steve Barclay, and Mary Beth Hughes
Matinee Classics - The Great Flamarion starring Erich von Stroheim, Dan Duryea, Esther Howard, Steve Barclay, and Mary Beth Hughes
Matinee Classics - The Great Gabbo starring Erich von Stroheim, Donald Douglas, Betty Compson and Marjorie Kane
Matinee Classics - The Great Gabbo starring Erich von Stroheim, Donald Douglas, Betty Compson and Marjorie Kane
Matinee Classics - The Lady and the Monster starring Vera Ralston, Richard Arlen, Erich von Stroheim, Helen Vinson, Mary Nash, Sidney Blackmer, Janet Martin, William Henry, Charles Cane, Juanita Quigley, Josephine Dillon, Antonio Triana and Lola Montes


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