|Date of Birth||5 November 1893 , New Haven, Connecticut, USA|
|Date of Death||6 October 1964 , Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Julius Theodor von Eltz|
|Height||5' 11" (1.8 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
By the advent of sound Von Eltz was firmly entrenched in character parts and was often relied upon to drum up sinister support such as his deceptive culprit in The Arizona Kid (1930); his gangster in Red Haired Alibi (1932); the Shirley Temple vehicle Bright Eyes (1934), in which he played Jane Withers' annoyingly vexatious father; his henchman in The Sun Never Sets (1939); and, more notably, his minor role as the blackmailing pornographer whose actions ignite the classic film noir The Big Sleep (1946). On the other hand, he could also play benevolent doctors, lawyers and servants and did so in a film career that nearly hit the 200 mark. By the late 1930's his billing had slipped considerably to the point he was frequently uncredited. A well-oiled player on radio, he voiced the part of Papa Barbour on the popular program "One Man's Family" from 1948-1949, but was later replaced. He also played on 50s TV.
Von Eltz was married twice. First wife Peggy Prior was a screenwriter for Pathe Studios. They had two children, Teddy and Lori, the latter becoming the soap actress Lori March. Following their divorce and a bitter custody feud (which he lost), he married Elizabeth Lorimar in 1932. They remained together until his death. He passed away at the Motion Picture Country Home after an extended illness and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / firstname.lastname@example.org
|Elizabeth Lorimer||(1932 - 6 October 1964) (his death)|
|Peggy Prior||(10 September 1921 - 9 November 1928) (divorced) (2 children)|