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Herman Bing (1889–1947)

Herman Bing was born on March 30, 1889 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Hide-Out (1934), Sweethearts (1938) and The Great Lover (1931). He was married to Carla Lichtenstein. He died on January 9, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1946 Night and Day
Ladisaus Smedick - 2nd 'Peaches' (uncredited)
 1946 Rendezvous 24
Herr Schmidt
 1946 Breakfast in Hollywood
Herman (uncredited)
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here?
Hessian Col. / Von Heisel
 1945 I Was a Criminal
Kilian, City Hall Guard
 1942 The Devil with Hitler (Short)
 1941 Dumbo
The Ringmaster (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Bitter Sweet
Market Keeper
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
Dutchman (uncredited)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940
Silhouettist (uncredited)
 1938 Sweethearts
Oscar Engel
 1938 Daffy Duck in Hollywood (Short)
Von Hamburger (voice, uncredited)
 1938 The Great Waltz
 1938 Vacation from Love
Oscar Wittlesbach
 1938 Four's a Crowd
 1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Monsieur Pepinard
 1938 Paradise for Three
Mr. Polter
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday
Fritz Krausmeyer
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
Von Giersdorff, aka Count Herman
 1937 Oh, What a Knight! (Short)
 1937 Maytime
August Archipenko
 1937 Champagne Waltz
Max Snellinek
 1936 That Girl from Paris
'Hammy' Hammacher
 1936 Come Closer, Folks
 1936 Blackmailer
Dr. Rosenkrantz - Coroner
 1936 Human Cargo
Fritz Schultz
 1936 The 3 Wise Guys
 1936 The King Steps Out
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
 1936 Laughing Irish Eyes
 1936 The Music Goes 'Round
Herman Bing - Guest Singer (uncredited)
 1936 Tango
Mr. Kluckmeyer, Tango Hosiery
 1936 Slide, Nellie, Slide (Short)
The Hot Dog King
 1936 Rose-Marie
Mr. Daniells
 1935 Fighting Youth
 1935 1,000 Dollars a Minute
 1935 3 Kids and a Queen
Walter Merkin
 1935 Hands Across the Table
Barber (uncredited)
 1935 Barbary Coast
Fish Peddler (uncredited)
 1935 His Family Tree
Mr. 'Stony' Stonehill
 1935 Thunder in the Night
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1935 Redheads on Parade
Lionel Kunkel
 1935 Here Comes the Band
Hans Bergenspitz (uncredited)
 1935 Call of the Wild
 1935 Every Night at Eight
Joe Schmidt
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
Prof. Friedrich Wilhelm Gruber
 1935 Calm Yourself
Mr. Sam Bromberg
 1935 Unknown Woman
François (uncredited)
 1935 Stage Frights (Short)
 1935 In Caliente
 1935 Vagabond Lady
Spear Department Head (uncredited)
 1935 The Misses Stooge (Short)
Sazarac the Magician
 1935 The Florentine Dagger
 1935 West Point of the Air (scenes deleted)
 1935 It Happened in New York
Stout Passenger (uncredited)
 1935 The Night Is Young
 1934 The Mighty Barnum
Farmer Schultz
 1934 Broadway Bill
Waiter (uncredited)
 1934 Evelyn Prentice
Klein - Antiques Dealer (uncredited)
 1934 Love Time
 1934 I Sell Anything
Dutchman Bidding $1.25 (uncredited)
 1934 Crimson Romance
 1934 The Merry Widow
 1934 When Strangers Meet
Mr. Oscar Schultz
 1934 One Night of Love
Vegetable Man (uncredited)
 1934 Embarrassing Moments
 1934 Hide-Out
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
German-Speaking Gangster (uncredited)
 1934 The Black Cat
Car Steward (uncredited)
 1934 Twentieth Century
Beard #1 (uncredited)
 1934 Manhattan Love Song
 1934 I'll Tell the World
 1934 Melody in Spring
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle
Fireman's Band Leader (uncredited)
 1934 Mandalay
Prof. Kleinschmidt
 1934 Trimmed in Furs (Short)
Engles the Lodge Owner
 1933 Lady Killer
Western Director (uncredited)
 1933 Blood Money
Butcher Weighing Sausages (uncredited)
 1933 College Coach
Prof. Glantz
 1933 Chance at Heaven
Franklyn's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1933 After Tonight
Railroad Ticket Clerk (uncredited)
 1933 Fits in a Fiddle (Short)
Heinrich Mickelmeier
 1933 The Bowery
Max Herman
 1933 Curtain at Eight
Sam - Producer (uncredited)
 1933 Footlight Parade
 1933 My Lips Betray
 1933 Dinner at Eight
 1933 The Nuisance
 1933 The Plumber and the Lady (Short)
Otto Mauser
 1933 Fast Workers
Schultz (uncredited)
 1933 The Great Jasper
Herman Beaumgartner (uncredited)
 1932 Hypnotized
Capt. Otto Von Stormberg
 1932 A Farewell to Arms
Swiss Postal Clerk (uncredited)
 1932 Flesh
Pepi - Headwaiter
 1932 Silver Dollar
Gold Buyer (uncredited)
 1932 False Impressions (Short)
The Cook (replaced by Marvin Loback) (scenes deleted)
 1932 Three on a Match
Prof. Irving Finklestein (uncredited)
 1932 The Crash
E.F. McSorley - Diamond Broker (uncredited)
 1932 Big City Blues
First Waiter (uncredited)
 1932 Blessed Event
Emil - the Head Chef (uncredited)
 1932 A Passport to Hell
Barfly (uncredited)
 1932 Crooner
Vaudevillian with Dachshunds (uncredited)
 1932 Unashamed
Hans (uncredited)
 1932 Week-End Marriage
Mr. Mengel (uncredited)
 1932 Radio Patrol
Schwabacher, the Funeral Director (uncredited)
 1932 Westward Passage
Otto Hoopengarner - the Dutchman
 1932 The Tenderfoot
The Chef (uncredited)
 1932 The Doomed Battalion
Austrian Soldier (uncredited)
 1932 Are You Listening?
Radio Actor (uncredited)
 1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue
Franz Odenheimer (uncredited)
 1931 Men of Chance
Fritz Tannenbaum (uncredited)
 1931 Private Lives
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1931 The Guardsman
A Creditor
 1931 The Great Lover
 1931 Menschen hinter Gittern
Der Rechtsanwalt
 1930/II Anna Christie
Larry - the Bartender (uncredited)
 1930 Show Girl in Hollywood
Mr. Bing - Otis' Assistant
 1930 The Three Sisters
Von kosch
 1929 A Song of Kentucky
Jake Kleinschmidt
 1929 Married in Hollywood
German Director
 1927 Sunrise
Streetcar Conductor (uncredited)
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Bing was sort of a pre-S.Z. Sakall type of character actor, much in demand during the 1930s but his "can't quite pin down the accent" shtick fell out of favor with producers and directors at the end of the decade. He became increasingly depressed in the mid-1940s, as he was unable to secure work in Hollywood, and committed suicide in 1947 by self-inflicted gunshot. See more »

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