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Fritz Lang (I) (1890–1976)


Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. From 1910 to 1914, he traveled in Europe, and he ... See full bio »

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7 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on Edward G. Robinson] Each part he plays, he enriches with deep and warm understanding of human frailties and compels us to pity rather than condemnation, always adding vivid color to the intricate mosaic of motion picture reality. See more »

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His second wife, Thea von Harbou, divorced after finding some evidence of her husband's intimate relationship with Lily Latte, who was his contact in Paris during his visits, and then his stay in France. Lilly was also married, and also divorced shortly after, having lived with Lang, and serving as his personal assistant, from 1931 to 1971, when they were married. See more »

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His protagonists are frequently hateful, violent but ultimately sympathetic figures See more »

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