His father was the Judge of Mayence (Mainz) and his mother, who was half-English, was a singing teacher. Since the family was Jewish, the teenage Ferdinand was sent to England to stay with his aunt Lee Hutchinson, a noted photographer and sculptress. His parents were briefly interned in Buchenwald, but his mother's English connections enabled them also to get to England before war broke out.See full bio »
(1954) He acted in Harold Brooke and Kay Bannerman's play, "All for Mary," at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with David Tomlinson, Kathleen Harrison, Betty Paul, Michael Shepley, and Neil Hallett in the cast.
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Lean, sardonic-looking German-born character actor, who lent a silky, urbane quality to numerous menacing roles in British films of the 1950's, 60's and 70's. Of Jewish background, he left Germany for England in 1932 to stay with his sculptress aunt. After training for acting at RADA and the Old Vic school...
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