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Ludwig Donath (1900–1967)

Ludwig Donath was born on March 6, 1900 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Torn Curtain (1966), Gilda (1946) and The Jolson Story (1946). He died on September 29, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1968 To Die in Paris (TV Movie)
General Ludmer
 1967 Too Many Thieves
 1967 The Spy in the Green Hat
Dr. Heinrich von Kronen
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Dr. Josef Karac
- The Blessings of Liberty (1966) ... Dr. Josef Karac
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Von Kronen
- The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part II (1966) ... Dr. Von Kronen
- The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part I (1966) ... Dr. Von Kronen
 1966 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
- The Greatest Game: Part 2 (1966) ... Bulanerti
- The Greatest Game: Part 1 (1966) ... Bulanerti
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Julius Perrin
- A Proud Town (1965) ... Julius Perrin
 1962-1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
I.W. Vorchek / Dr. Mayer Loeb
- The Captive (1963) ... I.W. Vorchek
- The Avenger (1962) ... Dr. Mayer Loeb
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Aaron Kaufman
- The Way of Aaron (1963) ... Aaron Kaufman
 1961-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Jan Veltman / Victor
- Luxury Liner (1963) ... Jan Veltman
- Doyle Against the House (1961) ... Victor
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ernst Ganz
- He's Alive (1963) ... Ernst Ganz
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Meyer Levinson
- Behold! They Walk an Ancient Road (1962) ... Meyer Levinson
 1959-1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Doc Randall Benton / Stefan / Owner of Pawnshop
- Five Cranks for Winter... Ten Cranks for Spring (1962) ... Doc Randall Benton
- The Rebirth (1959) ... Owner of Pawnshop
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
- Five for One (1961) ... Saltzman
 1961 Camera Three (TV Series)
Peter Altenberg
- Evocations of Love (1961) ... Peter Altenberg
 1961 Give Us Barabbas! (TV Movie)
 1960-1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dr. Kreuzer / Rabbi Azrael / Corbaccio
- The Potting Shed (1961) ... Dr. Kreuzer
- The Dybbuk (1960) ... Rabbi Azrael
- Volpone (1960) ... Corbaccio
 1960 Omnibus (TV Series)
- He Shall Have Power (1960) ... Lenin
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Dr. Wickert
- Judgment at Nuremberg (1959) ... Dr. Wickert
 1958-1959 Decoy (TV Series)
Fred / 'Knish' Levin
- Dressed for the Kill (1959) ... Fred
- The Gentle Gun-Man (1958) ... 'Knish' Levin
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Angry Harvest (1958)
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
- A Double Life (1957) ... Max
 1954 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
 1953 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Motive Goes Round and Round (1953) ... Operator
 1953 Joseph Schildkraut Presents (TV Series)
- The Naked Eye (1953)
 1953 The Veils of Bagdad
 1952 My Pal Gus
 1952 The Doctor (TV Series)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Mr. O
- Mr. O (1952) ... Mr. O
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- Out of the Dark (1952)
- The Tiger (1952)
- The Big Ride (1952) ... Storekeeper
 1952 Space Patrol (TV Series)
Professor Bradshaw
- The Phantom Fleet (1952) ... Professor Bradshaw
 1951 The Guest (Short)
 1951 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
- Winterset (1951) ... Esdras
 1951 Journey Into Light
'Doc' Thorssen
 1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Pink Hussar (1951)
 1951 Sirocco
Flophouse Proprietor
 1951 The Great Caruso
Alfredo Brazzi
 1950 Mystery Submarine
Dr. Adolph Guernitz
 1949 There's a Girl in My Heart
Professor Joseph Kroner
 1949 Jolson Sings Again
Cantor Yoelson
 1949 The Great Sinner
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
Bishop Bienvenue
- The Bishop's Experiment (1949) ... Bishop Bienvenue
 1949 The Lovable Cheat
 1949 The Fighting O'Flynn
 1948 Sealed Verdict
Jakob Meyersohn
 1948 To the Ends of the Earth
Nicholas Sokim
 1946 The Return of Monte Cristo
Judge Lafitte
 1946 Blondie Knows Best
Dr. Titus
 1946 The Jolson Story
Cantor Yoelson
 1946 Renegades
 1946 The Devil's Mask
Dr. Karger
 1946 Gilda
German Cartel Member
 1945 Prison Ship
 1945 Counter-Attack
Prof. Müller
 1944 The Master Race
Schmidt (as Louis Donath)
 1944 The Seventh Cross
Wilhelm Reinhardt (uncredited)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Dutch Doctor on Train (uncredited)
 1944 Tampico
Commander (uncredited)
 1943 Gangway for Tomorrow
Polish Worker (as Louis Donath)
 1943 Hostages
Karel Klima (as Louis Donath)
 1943 This Land Is Mine
German Captain (uncredited)
 1943 Above Suspicion
Gestapo Officer in Schultz's Laboratory (uncredited)
 1943 Tonight We Raid Calais
German Sentry (as Louis Donath)
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
Schirmer (as Louis Donath)
 1943 The Moon Is Down
Hitler's Voice (as Louis Donath)
 1943 Margin for Error
Hitler's Voice (as Louis Donath)
 1942 Reunion in France
Desk Clerk in Hotel (uncredited)
 1942 Lady from Chungking
Hans Gruber (as Louis Donath)
 1942 The Falcon's Brother
Stranger in Telephone Booth (uncredited)
 1942 The Secret Code
Nazi Prof. Metzger (as Louis Donath)
 1942 Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
Reece (as Louis Donath)
 1938 Füsilier Wipf
Kriegsgefangener (uncredited)
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Louis Donath

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Gaunt character actor, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in Vienna. Donath had a distinguished career on the stages of Vienna and Berlin, before leaving Nazi Germany in 1933. He arrived in Hollywood via Switzerland and England. In films from 1942, he was often typecast as Nazis. Donath was briefly blacklisted in the 1950's for alleged left-wing connections, but resumed ... See more »

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