Egon Brecher

Birthday:
02/16/1880
Place of birth:
Olmütz, Moravia, Austria-Hungary [now Olomouc, Czech Republic]:
Biography:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Egon Brecher (18 February 1880 – 12 August 1946) was an Austria-Hungary-born actor and director, who also served as the chief director of Vienna's Stadts Theatre, before entering the motion picture industry. The son of a professor, Brecher began studying philosophy in 1900 at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He did not finish his studies, deciding to become an actor. He appeared on several provincial stages in Germany and Austria until 1910, and then played in Vienna on various occasions, directed by Josef Jarno until 1921. In 1907, he founded an initiative (which lasted for something like one or two years) to play modern Yiddish theatre in German language with Siegfried Schmitz and members of the student club ‘Theodor Herzl’ like Hugo Zuckermann and Oskar Rosenfeld. In 1919 he was co-founder of the Freie Jüdische Volksbühne in Vienna, a Yiddish theatre, which existed for three years. Then, in 1921, he moved to New York to act on Broadway. He moved to Hollywood in the late 1920s to appear in foreign-language versions of American films. In the mid-1930s he appeared in classic horror films The Black Cat, Werewolf of London, The Black Room, Mark of the Vampire and The Devil-Doll, and worked steadily in the espionage films of the 1930s/40s, his Slavic accent landing him roles both noble and villainous. One of his largest screen roles was in 1946's So Dark the Night. He died later in 1946, aged 66, of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California.

Credits

Temptation (1946)
as Ibrahim
So Dark the Night (1946)
as Dr. Boncourt
O.S.S. (1946)
as Marcel Aubert
Just Before Dawn (1946)
as Dr. Evans (uncredited)
The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)
White Pongo (1945)
as Dr. Gerig
Voice of the Whistler (1945)
as Dr. Rose (replaced by Frank Reicher) (uncredited)
A Royal Scandal (1945)
as Wassilikow (uncredited)
Above Suspicion (1943)
as Gestapo Official (Uncredited)
Mission to Moscow (1943)
as Heinrich Sahm (uncredited)
Isle of Missing Men (1942)
as Richard Heller
For the Common Defense! (1942)
as Adolph (uncredited)
Kings Row (1942)
as Dr. Candell
Manpower (1941)
as Antoine 'Pop' Duval
Underground (1941)
as Herr Director
Man Hunt (1941)
as Jeweler
Out of Darkness (1941)
as Victor Jourdain (uncredited)
Four Mothers (1941)
as Music Foundation Director (uncredited)
A Dispatch from Reuters (1940)
as Von Konstat (uncredited)
Knute Rockne All American (1940)
as Elder in Norway (uncredited)
Buyer Beware (1940)
as Child's Father (uncredited)
The Man I Married (1940)
as Czech
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
as Doctor
I Was an Adventuress (1940)
as Jacques Dubois
Rebecca (1940)
as Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
as Martl
Calling Philo Vance (1940)
as Austrian Judge (uncredited)
Know Your Money (1940)
as Samuels the Druggist (uncredited)
Judge Hardy and Son (1939)
as Anton Volduzzi
We Are Not Alone (1939)
as Mr. Adolf Schiller
Espionage Agent (1939)
as Larsch
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)
as Dr. Gunther
Angels Wash Their Faces (1939)
as Mr. Smith
Juarez (1939)
as Baron von Magnus (uncredited)
Hotel Imperial (1939)
as Pograncz (uncredited)
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
as Fritz Muller - German Agent (uncredited)
While America Sleeps (1939)
as Klaus
The Three Musketeers (1939)
as Landlord
Devil's Island (1939)
as Debriac
Spring Madness (1938)
as Soviet Travel Bureau Agent
Suez (1938)
as Doctor
Gateway (1938)
as Rabbi
I'll Give a Million (1938)
as Citizen
Racket Busters (1938)
as Peters (uncredited)
You and Me (1938)
as Abie Levine
Cocoanut Grove (1938)
as Pawnbroker
Invisible Enemy (1938)
as Kirman
Arsène Lupin Returns (1938)
as Vasseur
Blondes at Work (1938)
as J.Z. Beckman (uncredited)
The Spy Ring (1938)
as General A. R. Bowen
Beg, Borrow or Steal (1937)
as Antique Shop Proprietor
Heidi (1937)
as Inn Keeper
I Met Him in Paris (1937)
as Emile - Upper Sled Run Tower Control
Espionage (1937)
as Chief of Police
The Great O'Malley (1937)
as Morris - the Pawnbroker (uncredited)
Stolen Holiday (1937)
as Deputy Bergery
Black Legion (1937)
as Dombrowski
Alibi for Murder (1936)
as Sir Conrad Stava
The White Angel (1936)
as Pastor Fliedner
Sins of Man (1936)
as Doctor
Till We Meet Again (1936)
as Schultz
Boulder Dam (1936)
as Pa Vangarick
Paddy O'Day (1936)
as Russian Musician
Charlie Chan's Secret (1936)
as Ulrich
Here's to Romance (1935)
as Descartes
Werewolf of London (1935)
as Priest (uncredited)
Mark of the Vampire (1935)
as Coroner (uncredited)
The Florentine Dagger (1935)
as Karl
Many Happy Returns (1934)
as Dr. Otto von Strudel
The Black Cat (1934)
as The Majordomo
No Greater Glory (1934)
as Racz
As the Earth Turns (1934)
as Mr. Janowski
To the Last Man (1933)
as Mark Hayden

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