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Date of Birth 5 May 1898Stettin, Pomerania, Germany [now Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland]
Date of Death 19 November 1958New York City, New York, USA  (heart attack)
Height 6' (1.83 m)

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Hans Heinrich von Twardowski was born on May 5, 1898 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany [now Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland]. He was an actor and writer, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Hangmen Also Die! (1943) and The Scarlet Empress (1934). He died on November 19, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA.

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Strongly anti-Nazi, Von Twardowski often portrayed Nazis on screen.
Career encompassed the legitimate theater, motion pictures, radio and television.
Actor, stage director and playwright.
Immigrated to the United States at New York on 14 December 1930.
For a time, was one of Marlene Dietrich's close friends; their relationship suffered a falling-out after their arrival in Hollywood. The frequently out-of-work Twardowski once wrote a letter to Dietrich (circa 1934), begging for a loan of $42 to cover basic expenses.
Became a citizen of the United States in 1939.

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