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Louis Wolheim

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
It was Lionel Barrymore who gave Louis Wolheim (Cornell '07) his start as an actor. Wolheim had had his face more or less smashed in and his nose nicely fractured while playing on a scrub Cornell football team. Later as a Cornell Instructor he found life none too easy. He had worked off and on as an extra in the Wharton studio but never received much attention. Barrymore had only to look at him once to realize that Wolhelm's face was his fortune. Through Barrymore, Wolheim gained an entree into New York theatrical life. Read more...

Actor

Character: Le Bete

The Awakening 1928

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Character: Himself

Movie Memories 1934

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Character: Sergeant Peter O'Gaffney

Two Arabian Knights 1927

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Character: Kat Katczinsky

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Writing