Francis Lederer (1899–2000)


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Frantisek Lederer was born on November 6th, 1899, in Czechoslovakia. His father was a leather merchant, and young Frantisek began his working life as a department store delivery boy in Prague. He fell in love with acting from a young age, and was soon on stage touring Moravia and then all over Central Europe with people like Peter Lorre. Lederer ... See full bio »

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One Rainy Afternoon Philippe Martin
(1936)
The Return of Dracula Count Dracula - posing as Bellac Gordal
(1958)
Terror Is a Man Dr. Charles Girard
(1959)
Pandora's Box Alwa Schön
(1929)

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 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
The Count (segment "The Devil Is Not Mocked")
- A Question of Fear/The Devil Is Not Mocked (1971) ... The Count (segment "The Devil Is Not Mocked")
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Hoffman
- The Old Who Came in from the Spy (1969) ... Hoffman
 1967 That Girl (TV Series)
Vittorio Barrini
- When in Rome (1967) ... Vittorio Barrini
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Senko Brobin
- A Cube of Sugar (1967) ... Senko Brobin
 1966 Blue Light (TV Series)
Kurt Hausman
- Invasion by the Stars (1966) ... Kurt Hausman
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Jeremias Lipp
- The Safe House (1965) ... Dr. Jeremias Lipp
 1962-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Otto Mueller / Dr. Alfred Littauer
- Odyssey of a Proud Suitcase (1962) ... Dr. Alfred Littauer
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Siegfrid
- Carnival of Fear (1961) ... Siegfrid
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Walter Messlinger
- The Otto Frick Story (1960) ... Walter Messlinger
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Mario Morgan
- Turn the Key Deftly (1960) ... Mario Morgan
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- Arrowsmith (1960)
 1959 Terror Is a Man
Dr. Charles Girard
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Brauer
- Flight to Freedom (1958) ... Brauer
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Rene d'Arcy
- A Delicate Affair (1958) ... Rene d'Arcy
 1958 Maracaibo
Miguel Orlando
 1958 The Return of Dracula
Count Dracula - posing as Bellac Gordal
 1957-1958 Sally (TV Series)
Mr. Cocteau
- To Myrtle With Love (1958) ... Mr. Cocteau
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Lisbon
Seraphim
 1956 The Ambassador's Daughter
Prince Nicholas Obelski
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Ferrante
- Yesterday's Magic (1954) ... Ferrante
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- No Rescue (1954)
 1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Baron
- The Patriot from Antibes (1954) ... Baron
 1953 Stolen Identity
Claude Manelli
 1952 Adventures in Vienna
Claude Manelli
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- The Dream (1951)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Charles
- Manhattan Pastorale (1951) ... Charles
 1950 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
- The Long Run (1950)
 1950 Surrender
Henry Vaan
 1950 A Woman of Distinction
Prof. Paul Simone
 1949 Captain Carey, U.S.A.
Baron Rocco de Greffi
 1948 Million Dollar Weekend
Alan Marker
 1946 The Madonna's Secret
James Harlan Corbin
 1944 Voice in the Wind
Jan Volny
 1944 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Esteban / Manuel
 1941 Puddin' Head
Prince Karl
 1940 The Man I Married
Eric Hoffman
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Schneider
 1939 Midnight
Jacques Picot
 1938 The Lone Wolf in Paris
Michael Lanyard aka The Lone Wolf
 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 12 (Documentary short)
Francis Lederer
 1937 It's All Yours
Jimmy Barnes
 1936 My American Wife
Count Ferdinand von und zu Reidenach
 1936 One Rainy Afternoon
Philippe Martin
 1935 The Gay Deception
Sandro
 1935 Romance in Manhattan
Karel Novak
 1934 The Pursuit of Happiness
Max Christmann
 1934 Man of Two Worlds
Aigo
 1931 The Fate of Renate Langen
Gerd (as Franz Lederer)
 1931 Her Majesty Love
Fred von Wellingen (as Franz Lederer)
 1930 Susanne macht Ordnung
Robert (as Franz Lederer)
 1930 Fundvogel
Jan Bergwall
 1930 Der Detektiv des Kaisers
Dr. Wolfgang Crusius (as Franz Lederer)
 1930 Der Weg zur Schande
Leutnant Boris Borrisoff - German version (as Franz Lederer)
 1929 Atlantik
Peter, young married couple (as Franz Lederer)
 1929 Maman Colibri
Georges de Chambry
 1929 Perjury
Fenn
 1929 The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna
Lt. Michael Rostof (as Franz Lederer)
 1929 Pandora's Box
Alwa Schön (as Franz Lederer)
 1928 Die seltsame Nacht der Helga Wangen
Werner Hilsoe (as Franz Lederer)
 1928 Refuge
Martin (as Franz Lederer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared on Broadway in "Autumn Crocus". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Franz Lederer

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

You read the script, and you find out what the author had in mind. That's basically the essence of it. I don't believe in actors and actresses having their own individual conception. In my opinion, the actor is a tool of the writer, and his sole ambitions should be to fulfill his conception of the work. See more »

Trivia:

Because of his good looks, it took some time for the critics to take him seriously, but his association with directors such as G. W. Pabst, for whom he did Pandora's Box with Louise Brooks,and Atlantic (both 1929), helped him overcome that problem. He was also notable in The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna in the same year. Lederer, who was billed as "Franz" at this time, easily made the ... See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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