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Albert Bassermann (1867–1952)

Classically-trained actor, former chemist, whose formative years on the stage were spent in Bern (Switzerland) and, from 1909, the Deutsches Theater Berlin under Max Reinhardt's direction. Specialised in Shakespearean roles ('Richard III', 'Hamlet') and was a famous interpreter of the plays of Henrik Ibsen. He delivered his screen debut in a ... See full bio »


(age 84) in Zurich, Switzerland

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Known For

Foreign Correspondent
A Woman's Face
A Woman's Face Consul Magnus Barring
Since You Went Away
Since You Went Away Dr. Sigmund Gottlieb Golden
Rhapsody in Blue
Rhapsody in Blue Prof. Franck


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 1948 The Red Shoes
Ratov (as Albert Basserman)
 1947 Escape Me Never
Professor Heinrich (as Albert Basserman)
 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Jacques Rival
 1946 The Searching Wind
Count von Stammer
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Prof. Franck
 1945 I Was a Criminal
Wilhelm Voight, a Shoemaker
 1945 Strange Holiday
School Principal (uncredited)
 1944 Since You Went Away
Dr. Sigmund Gottlieb Golden
 1943 Madame Curie
Professor Jean Perot
 1943 Good Luck, Mr. Yates
Dr. Carl Hesser
 1942 Reunion in France
General Hugo Schroeder
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon
Gen. Borelski
 1942 The Moon and Sixpence
Dr. Coutras
 1942 Desperate Journey
Dr. Mather (as Albert Basserman)
 1942 Invisible Agent
Arnold Schmidt (as Albert Basserman)
 1942 Fly-By-Night
Dr. Storm
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
The Commissioner
 1941 New Wine
Ludwig van Beethoven
 1941 A Woman's Face
Consul Magnus Barring
 1940 Moon Over Burma
Basil Renner
 1940 Escape
Dr. Arthur Henning
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuters
Franz Geller (as Albert Basserman)
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Father Julius Nieuwland (as Albert Basserman)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent
Van Meer (as Albert Basserman)
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Dr. Robert Koch
 1938 Heroes of the Marne
Col. von Gelow
 1935 Letzte Liebe
Thomas Bruck
 1933 A Certain Mr. Gran
Tschernikoff, Kunsthändler
 1932 Zum goldenen Anker
 1931 Cadets
General von Seddin
 1931 Voruntersuchung
Dr. Konrad Bienert, Landgerichtsrat
 1931 A Woman Branded
Dr.Ringius, Verteidiger
 1930 The Dreyfus Case
Col. Picquart
 1930 Alraune
Privy Councillor ten Brinken
 1929 Napoleon auf St. Helena
Hudson Lowe - Gouverneur von St. Helena
 1929 Fräulein Else
Dr. Alfred Thalhof
 1926 Wenn das Herz der Jugend spricht
Professor Imhof
 1925 Der Herr Generaldirektor
Generaldirektor Herbert Heidenberg
 1925 Briefe, die ihn nicht erreichten
Konsul Werner Gerling
 1924 Helen of Troy
 1923 Erdgeist
Dr. Schoen
 1923 Christoph Columbus
 1922 Lucrezia Borgia
Papst Alexander VI Rodrigo Borgia
 1922 The Loves of Pharaoh
 1922 Frauenopfer
 1921/I Brennendes Land
 1921 Die Nächte des Cornelis Brouwer
Cornelis Brouwer
 1921 Der Frauenarzt
Dr. Wolfgang Holländer
 1920 Masken
 1920 Die Stimme
 1919 Das Werk seines Lebens
 1918 Dr. Schotte
 1917 Der eiserne Wille
Hausierer David
 1914 Urteil des Arztes
Dr. Erwin Hofmüller
 1913 Der letzte Tag
Professor Osterode
 1913 Der König
 1913 Der Andere
Dr. Hallers
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Annija Simsone who played opposite Bassermann in the Neue Wiener Buehne Theater in the 1920s wrote the following in her autobiography: "During the Hitler era, Bassermann did not perform in Germany, though Adolf Hitler personally held him in high regard; Elsa - his wife - was Jewish. Bassermann was told that if he wanted to continue to perform in Germany, he would have to get divorced. He did not ... See more »

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