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German actor-director, trained in Vienna and on stage from 1917. Made his reputation in the 1920's as comic and character actor, by the end of the decade forming his own troupe of young actors and co-founding the cabaret "Die Katakombe" in Berlin. A noted writer-director from 1934, he is credited with popularising the "Heimatfilm" genre. In addition, he wrote scripts for puppet theatre.