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Francis Lederer (1899–2000)


Frantisek Lederer was born on November 6th, 1899, in Czechoslovakia. His father was a leather merchant, and young Frantisek began his working life as a department store delivery boy in Prague. He fell in love with acting from a young age, and was soon on stage touring Moravia and then all over Central Europe with people like Peter Lorre. Lederer ... See full bio »

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 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Hoffman
- The Old Who Came in from the Spy (1969) ... Hoffman
 1967 That Girl (TV Series)
Vittorio Barrini
- When in Rome (1967) ... Vittorio Barrini
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Senko Brobin
- A Cube of Sugar (1967) ... Senko Brobin
 1966 Blue Light (TV Series)
Kurt Hausman
- Invasion by the Stars (1966) ... Kurt Hausman
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Jeremias Lipp
- The Safe House (1965) ... Dr. Jeremias Lipp
 1962-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Otto Mueller / Dr. Alfred Littauer
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Siegfrid
- Carnival of Fear (1961) ... Siegfrid
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Walter Messlinger
- The Otto Frick Story (1960) ... Walter Messlinger
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Mario Morgan
- Turn the Key Deftly (1960) ... Mario Morgan
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- Arrowsmith (1960)
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Brauer
- Flight to Freedom (1958) ... Brauer
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Rene d'Arcy
- A Delicate Affair (1958) ... Rene d'Arcy
 1958 Maracaibo
Miguel Orlando
 1957 Sally (TV Series)
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Lisbon
Seraphim
 1956 The Ambassador's Daughter
Prince Nicholas Obelski
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Ferrante
- Yesterday's Magic (1954) ... Ferrante
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- No Rescue (1954)
 1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Baron
- The Patriot from Antibes (1954) ... Baron
 1953 Stolen Identity
Claude Manelli
 1952 Adventures in Vienna
Claude Manelli
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- The Dream (1951)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Charles
 1950 Surrender
Henry Vaan
 1950 A Woman of Distinction
Prof. Paul Simone
 1950 Captain Carey, U.S.A.
Baron Rocco de Greffi
 1948 Million Dollar Weekend
Alan Marker
 1946 The Madonna's Secret
James Harlan Corbin
 1941 Puddin' Head
Prince Karl
 1940 The Man I Married
Eric Hoffman
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Schneider
 1939 Midnight
Jacques Picot
 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 12 (Documentary short)
Francis Lederer
 1937 It's All Yours
Jimmy Barnes
 1936 My American Wife
Count Ferdinand von und zu Reidenach
 1935 The Gay Deception
Sandro
 1934 The Pursuit of Happiness
Max Christmann
 1934 Man of Two Worlds
Aigo
 1931 The Fate of Renate Langen
Gerd (as Franz Lederer)
 1931 Her Majesty Love
Fred von Wellingen (as Franz Lederer)
 1930 Susanne macht Ordnung
Robert (as Franz Lederer)
 1930 Fundvogel
Jan Bergwall
 1930 Der Detektiv des Kaisers
Dr. Wolfgang Crusius (as Franz Lederer)
 1930 Der Weg zur Schande
Leutnant Boris Borrisoff - German version (as Franz Lederer)
 1929 Atlantik
Peter, young married couple (as Franz Lederer)
 1929 Perjury
Fenn
 1929 The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna
Lt. Michael Rostof (as Franz Lederer)
 1929 Pandora's Box
Alwa Schön (as Franz Lederer)
 1928 Die seltsame Nacht der Helga Wangen
Werner Hilsoe (as Franz Lederer)
 1928 Refuge
Martin (as Franz Lederer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Robert E. McEnroe's play, "The Silver Whistle," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Nancy Guild in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Franz Lederer

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

You read the script, and you find out what the author had in mind. That's basically the essence of it. I don't believe in actors and actresses having their own individual conception. In my opinion, the actor is a tool of the writer, and his sole ambitions should be to fulfill his conception of the work. See more »

Trivia:

In his later life, Lederer, who had become very wealthy, invested in real estate, especially in the Canoga Park community (renamed West Hills in 1987). He was active in local and Los Angeles civic affairs, philanthropy and politics. He served as Recreation and Parks Commissioner for the city of Los Angeles, received awards for his efforts to beautify the city and was the honorary mayor of Canoga ... See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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