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Francis Lederer (Frantisek Lederer)

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Biography

Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. [now in Czech Republic]
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 was easily lured into film by German actress Henny Porten and her producer husband. And it wasn't long before he was starring in the legendary German silent movie Pandora's Box (1929). Read more...

Actor

Character: Lt. Michael Rostof

Die wunderbare Lüge der Nina Petrowna 1929

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Character: Jacques Picot

Midnight 1939

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Character: Esteban / Manuel

The Bridge of San Luis Rey 1944

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Character: Jan Volny

Voice in the Wind 1944

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Character: Prince Nicholas Obelski

The Ambassador's Daughter 1956

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Character: Dr. Alfred Littauer

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Walter Messlinger

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Mario Morgan

Sunday Showcase 1959

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Character: Baron Rocco de Greffi

Captain Carey, U.S.A. 1950

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Character: Senko Brobin

Mission: Impossible 1966

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Character: Dr. Jeremias Lipp

Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963

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