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Date of Birth 17 December 1895Waldkirch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date of Death 27 March 1987Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameRudolph F. Amendt

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Rudolph Anders was born on December 17, 1895 in Waldkirch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as Rudolph F. Amendt. He is known for his work on The Great Dictator (1940), Magnificent Obsession (1954) and The Prize (1963). He died on March 27, 1987 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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The Teutonic actor began acting in German films billed as Rudolph Amendt and continued to use his real name after moving to Hollywood in the early 1930s. In 1938 he changed his moniker to Robert O. Davis, for obvious reasons, and used it throughout WWII playing a series of Nazi spies and officers. He changed his name once again to Rudolph Anders in post-war years.
In the 1950s he was able to escape playing German officers for a time and focused on playing foreign-accented diplomats, scientists and doctors. His very last acting appearance, however, was, true to form, as a Nazi officer on a TV episode of "Garrison's Gorillas" in 1968. He then retired.

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