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Date of Birth 7 January 1881Stryj, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
Date of Death 30 July 1949Randolph, Orange County, Vermont, USA  (cancer)

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Henrik Galeen was born on January 7, 1881 in Stryj, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He was a writer and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), The Golem (1920) and The Golem (1915). He was married to Comptess Ilse von Schenk and Elvira Adler. He died on July 30, 1949 in Randolph, Orange County, Vermont, USA.

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Comptess Ilse von Schenk (1948 - 1949)
Elvira Adler (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 369-371 (as Henryk Galeen). New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
One of the great figures in early German expressionist cinema. A master of symbolism. First worked as a journalist. By 1906 was assistant to Max Reinhardt and applied for German citizenship. Wrote screenplays from 1915, notably The Golem (1915) and Nosferatu (1922). As director, best known for The Man Who Cheated Life (1926) and A Daughter of Destiny (1928). Fled Germany in 1933 for the United States, where he died in obscurity.

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