Paul Henreid

Actor, Director, Producer
Suave, romantic leading man who, in the 1940s and 50s, represented the epitome of continental charm. Henreid is best remembered as Ingrid Bergman's husband, the stoic Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, in "Casablanca" ... Read more »
Born: 01/10/1908 in Trieste,

Filmography

Actor (26)

Exorcist II: The Heretic 1977 (Movie)

Cardinal Jaros (Actor)

The Madwoman of Chaillot 1969 (Movie)

The General (Actor)

Operation Crossbow 1965 (Movie)

General Ziemann (Actor)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1962 (Movie)

Etienne Laurier (Actor)

Never So Few 1959 (Movie)

Nikko Regas (Actor)

Holiday For Lovers 1958 (Movie)

Eduardo Barroso (Actor)

Meet Me in Las Vegas 1956 (Movie)

Maria's Manager (Actor)

Ten Thousand Bedrooms 1956 (Movie)

Anton (Actor)

Deep in My Heart 1954 (Movie)

Florenz Ziegfeld (Actor)

Pardon My French 1951 (Movie)

Paul Rencourt (Actor)

So Young, So Bad 1950 (Movie)

Dr John Jasin (Actor)

Song of Love 1947 (Movie)

Robert Schumann (Actor)

Casablanca 1942 (Movie)

Victor Laszlo (Actor)

Joan of Paris 1941 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Now, Voyager 1941 (Movie)

Jerry Durrance (Actor)

Night Train to Munich 1940 (Movie)

Karl Marsen (Actor)

Death Among Friends (TV Show)

Actor

Devotion (Movie)

Rev. Arthur Nichols (Actor)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

Guest (Actor)

In Our Time (Movie)

Count Stephen Orvid (Actor)

Mad Men of Europe (Movie)

Victor Brandt (Actor)

Rope of Sand (Movie)

Commandant Paul Vogel (Actor)

The Conspirators (Movie)

Vincent Van Der Lyn (Actor)

The Failing of Raymond (TV Show)

Actor

The Spanish Main (Movie)

Laurent Van Horn (Actor)

Woman in Hiding (Movie)

Hugo Bishop (Actor)
Director (11)

Alcoa/Goodyear Theater 1955 - 1972 (Tv Show)

Director

Johnny Ringo 1955 - 1972 (Tv Show)

Director

Maverick 1955 - 1972 (Tv Show)

Director

The Man and the City 1955 - 1972 (Tv Show)

Director

Thriller 1955 - 1972 (Tv Show)

Director

Bracken's World 1955 - 1965, 1969 - 1971 (Tv Show)

Director

The Big Valley 1955 - 1971 (Tv Show)

Director

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (Tv Show)

Director

Bourbon Street Beat 1957 - 1963 (Tv Show)

Director

Dead Ringer 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Live Fast, Die Young 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Suave, romantic leading man who, in the 1940s and 50s, represented the epitome of continental charm. Henreid is best remembered as Ingrid Bergman's husband, the stoic Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, in "Casablanca" (1943) and for his classic bit of romantic business in "Now Voyager" (1942) in which he lit two cigarettes at the same time and handed one to Bette Davis.

Relationships

Baron Carl Alphonsbanker von Hernreid

Father
Swedish baron

Maria-Luise von Herneid

Mother

Mimi Duncan

Daughter

Lisl Henreid

Wife
married in 1936 until his death

Monika Henreid

Daughter
appeared in "Dead Ringer" and "Blues For Lovers/Ballad in Blue" (both 1964)

EDUCATION

Konservatorium Dramatic Arts

took night classes in acting

Institute of Graphic Arts

Maria Theresianische Academy

Milestones

1992

"Casablanca" re-released on April 10, its 50th anniversary one week after Henreid's death

1977

Final screen performance in John Boorman's "Exorcist II: The Heretic"

1972

Starred in Broadway production and US tour of "Don Juan in Hell"

1953

TV acting debut, "The Jewel" on "Ford Theater"

1951

Film directing debut with "For Men Only/The Tall Lie"

1948

Produced first film (also starred), "Hollow Triumph"

1947

Founded Banner Films (with Jack Chertok)

1941

US screen debut in "Joan of Paris"

1940

Signed by RKO Radio Pictures

1940

Repeated his role in "Victoria Regina" on radio opposite Helen Hayes before making his US stage debut

1940

Moved to US

1940

Broadway debut in "Flight to the West"

1939

British film acting debut, "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"

1938

Wife's family fled Vienna

1937

British screen debut in bit part in "Victoria the Great"

1935

Moved to England

1934

Was officially listed by Germany as a "minorities sympathizer" and an "enemy of the Third Reich" after he turned down a film contract with Germany's UFA film studio

1934

Screen acting debut in "Hohe Schule"

1933

Discovered by Otto Preminger (Max Reinhardt's managing director) who introduced him to Reinhardt

1931

Worked as a designer and translator for a publishing company in Vienna

Appeared on the Viennese stage in "Men in White" and "Mizzi" and in Austrian films (date approximate)

Became leading man with Max Reinhardt's Vienna theatre

Blacklisted as an actor after going to Washington with a group of Hollywood stars to protest the HUAC's Hollywood witchhunt during the early 1950s

Became a TV director for Revue Productions, Desilu, 4-Star and Screen Gems among other companies in the early 1950s

Performed on London stage as Prince Albert in "Victoria Regina" (1937) and "The Jersey Lily" (1940)

Bonus Trivia

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Given the Yellow Rose Award from the Texas Film Society for Artistic Achievement in 1983.

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He was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor, 1st class for Science and Arts.

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He was given the Golden Star of Honor for meritorious deeds about the land of Vienna.

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He was presented with the Legend Silver Screen Award (1984)

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Named Malteser Ehren Ritter (Maltese Honor-Knight) in 1986

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Received the American Classic Screen Award from the National Film Society (1980).

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