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Overview (3)

Born in Paris, France
Died in Paris, France  (tortured to death by Gestapo)
Birth NameHenri-Marie Baur

Mini Bio (1)

Harry Baur was born on April 12, 1880 in Paris, France as Henri-Marie Baur. He was an actor, known for Behold the Man (1935), Christine (1937) and Les Misérables (1934). He was married to Rika Radifé and Rose Grane. He died on April 8, 1943 in Paris.

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Rika Radifé (1936 - 8 April 1943) ( his death)
Rose Grane (1910 - 1930) ( her death) ( 3 children)

Trivia (6)

Buried in the exclusive "St.Vincent" cemetery Paris, France.
Journeyed to Germany to make a movie, but after completing it he was arrested by the Nazi authorities - apparently because his wife was Jewish and suspected of engaging in anti-Nazi activities in France - and tortured for information. He was eventually released, but was found dead shortly afterwards.
French leading actor, popular in pre-World War II costume dramas. Arrested by the Gestapo in 1942, after attempting to forge papers showing him to be Aryan origin, hoping to fool German authorities into letting him star in a two million Reichsmark production, Symphonie eines Lebens (1943). After being jailed and tortured, he was eventually released but died mysteriously two days later.
He played Peter Brioukow in both Moscow Nights (1934) and its English language remake I Stand Condemned (1935).
He had been cited by Rod Steiger as one of his favorite actors who had exerted a major influence on his craft and career.
Harry Baur played Russian characters so often that he was called "The most Slavic of French actors.".

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