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Albert Bassermann

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Biography

Mannheim, Germany
Classically-trained actor, former chemist, whose formative years on the stage were spent in Bern (Switzerland) and, from 1909, the Deutsches Theater Berlin under Max Reinhardt's direction. Specialised in Shakespearean roles ('Richard III', 'Hamlet') and was a famous interpreter of the plays of Henrik Ibsen. He delivered his screen debut in a silent version of 'Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde' (Der Andere (1913)). Bassermann remained active in motion pictures throughout the 1920's, also frequently appearing on stage in Austria and Switzerland. Read more...

Actor

Character: Father Julius Nieuwland

Knute Rockne All American 1940

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Character: Dr. Arthur Henning

Escape 1940

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Character: Franz Geller

A Dispatch from Reuter's 1940

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Character: Basil Renner

Moon Over Burma 1940

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Character: Gen. Borelski

Once Upon a Honeymoon 1942

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Character: General Hugo Schroeder

Reunion in France 1942

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Character: Professor Jean Perot

Madame Curie 1943

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Character: Dr. Sigmund Gottlieb Golden

Since You Went Away 1944

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Character: Prof. Franck

Rhapsody in Blue 1945

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Character: Ratov

The Red Shoes 1948

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