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Otto Kruger (1885–1974)

The grandnephew of South African pioneer and former president Paul Krüger, Otto Kruger trained for a musical career from childhood, but after enrolling in Columbia University he switched his career choice to acting. Making his Broadway debut in 1915, at 30, he shortly became a matinée idol of the day, specializing in sophisticated leading roles. ... See full bio »

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 1964 Della
Walter Garrick
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl
Dr. Anderson
 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
The King ('The Singing Bone')
 1960 Cash McCall
Will Atherson
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
John Marshall Wharton
 1958 The Colossus of New York
Dr. William Spensser
 1954 Black Widow
Gordon Ling
 1953 Hit Parade
 1951 Valentino
Mark Towers
 1951 Payment on Demand
Ted Prescott
 1950 711 Ocean Drive
Carl Stephans
 1948 Lulu Belle
Harry Randolph
 1948 Smart Woman
D.A. Bradley Wayne
 1947 Love and Learn
Andrew Wyngate
 1946 Duel in the Sun
Mr. Langford
 1946 The Fabulous Suzanne
Hendrick Courtney Sr.
 1945 Allotment Wives
Whitey Colton
 1945 On Stage Everybody
James Carlton
 1945 The Chicago Kid
John Mitchell
 1945 The Jungle Captive
Mr. Stendahl
 1945 Wonder Man
District Attorney
 1945 The Great John L.
Richard Martin
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities
Earl Carroll
 1944 Storm Over Lisbon
Alexis Vanderlyn
 1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
 1943 Tarzan's Desert Mystery
Paul Hendrix
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Otto Kruger
 1943 Night Plane from Chungking
Albert Pasavy
 1943 Corregidor
Dr. Jan Stockman
 1943 Power of the Press
Howard Rankin
 1943 Hitler's Children
Colonel Henkel
 1942 Friendly Enemies
Anton Miller
 1942 Saboteur
 1941 The Men in Her Life
 1941 Mercy Island
Dr. Sanderson
 1941 The Big Boss
Jim Maloney
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's
Dr. Magnus
 1940 The Man I Married
Heinrich Hoffman
 1939 Another Thin Man
Van Slack
 1939 Scandal Sheet
Jim Stevenson
 1939 A Woman Is the Judge
Steven Graham
 1939 The Zero Hour
Julian Forbes
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Forrest
Mike Chadwick
 1939 Disbarred
Tyler Craden
 1938/II Thanks for the Memory
Gil Morrell
 1938 Exposed
William Reardon
 1938 I Am the Law
Eugene Ferguson
 1938 The Hidden Menace
 1937 The Barrier
 1937 They Won't Forget
 1937 Glamorous Night
King Stefan
 1936 Lady of Secrets
 1935 Two Sinners
Henry Vane
 1935 Vanessa: Her Love Story
Ellis Herries
 1934 Springtime for Henry
Henry Dewlip
 1934 Paris Interlude
 1934 Men in White
Dr. Levine
 1934 The Crime Doctor
Dan Gifford
 1933 The Women in His Life
 1933 Gallant Lady
Phillip Lawrence
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Willie Ryan
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Hugo Wilbrandt
 1933 Beauty for Sale
Mr. Sherwood
 1923 Under the Red Robe
Henri de Cocheforet
 1915 The Runaway Wife
Arthur - Eastman's Son
 1915 A Mother's Confession
Harold Patterson
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Stage Play: The Game of Love and Death. Drama. Written by Romain Rolland. Translated by Eleanor Stimson Brooks. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Guild Theatre: 25 Nov 1929- Jan 1930 (closing date unknown/48 performances). As "Claude Vallee." See more »

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His family had educated him as a musician, but he entered acting with a bit part in "Quo Vadis?" for a local stock company, eventually becoming its leading juvenile. See more »

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