Conrad Veidt 1893 - 1943
Born Potsdam near Berlin, January 22nd
Died in Hollywood from a heart attack.
Brown Hair, Blue Eyes, Height 6ft 2in.
Conrad Veidt was educated at the Berlin high School. He studied under Max Reinhardt
for the stage and made his debut in 1913, he played with Emil Jannings in Berlin.
The arrival of sound saw him return to Germany where he continued to make talking
pictures, but the rise of the Nazis forced him into exile in Britain as his wife was
Jewish.While in England he made many notable films including; Rome Express, 1932.
Jew Süss, 1934. The Passing of the Third Floor Back, 1935. and Contraband, 1940.
to name but a few.
On a visit to Germany in 1935 the Nazis held him on the excuse that he was too ill to travel
and Gaumont British Studios had to send their own doctors to rescue him.