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Date of Birth 11 April 1878Chih-fou, China
Date of Death 31 March 1951West Berlin, West Germany
Birth NameGeorg Heinrich

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Georg H. Schnell was born on April 11, 1878 in Chih-fou, China as Georg Heinrich. He was an actor, known for Nosferatu (1922), Die Dame im Koffer (1921) and Der silberne Löffel (1937). He died on March 31, 1951 in West Berlin, West Germany.

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Serious-looking character actor, prolific in classic German films of the 1920's and 30's. He was born and brought up in China, taking part in suppressing the 1900 Boxer Uprising. Before becoming an actor, he also worked as a lumberjack in Florida. During the 1920's, he performed on the Berlin stage under the auspices of Max Reinhardt. On screen he is best remembered for his performance in Murnau's "Nosferatu" and as a member of the punch bowl circle in "Die Feuerzangenbowle" (1944).

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