Ernest Roberts (Ernst Adolf Robert Blau)

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Düsseldorf, Germany
Son of Austrian opera singer Hans Robert, Ernest Roberts began his stage career in Germany and Vienna under the direction of Otto Preminger. In 1937 he emigrated to England, later moving to the US.

After working on a variety of jobs in New York, including that of private secretary to actor Walter Slezak, he attempted (together with his then wife Lisl Valetti) to build a career in films in Hollywood, unfortunately without success. While still in New York, he later wrote advertising copies and tried his hand at stage productions. Read more...