Harold Dyrenforth (Harald Oskar Dyhrenfurth)
BiographyBreslau, Silesia, Germany [now Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, Poland]
Harald Dyrenforth started his career as an actor in the late thirties in the Swiss theatre and radio, came to America in 1938, appeared in a number of Broadway plays and New York radio shows, served a hitch in the U.S. Army Ski Troops and another one as a foreign language broadcaster for the Office of War Information and "voice of America" of the U.S. State Department. In 1946 he made his movie debut in a featured part, that of Walter Damrosch in the film "Carnegie Hall." He appeared in over 40 pictures and 500 TV shows. Read more... in Theater Arts at U.C.L.A. and taught at Chapman College in Orange, CA while working as an actor and director. In 1961 he directed "the Madwoman of Chaillot" at Long Beach State College.