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Hermann Kosterlitz | Herman Kosterlitz | Hermann Kösterlitz
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[Of Robert Taylor
] Really easy to work with, and a wonderful gentleman. The only trouble with him was he couldn't give up smoking, and he killed himself. He was warned that if he didn't give up smoking ---. He tried and tried, and told me the old joke of Mark Twain
, about how giving up smoking was easy; Mark Twain had done it twice a week. Well, Robert Taylor tried twice a week, and finally gave ...
He was forced to flee Germany after Adolf Hitler
came to power when he knocked out a Nazi SA officer who insulted him in a bank. The manager of the bank, a friend of Koster's, saw the incident, shoved some money into his pocket and told him to go directly to the train station. Koster took his advice and made his way to France, then Hungary, and finally to America. Ironically, after World War II ...