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Herman Bing Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (suicide)

Mini Bio (1)

Herman Bing was born on March 30, 1889 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Hide-Out (1934), Sweethearts (1938) and The Great Waltz (1938). He was married to Carla Lichtenstein. He died on January 9, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Carla Lichtenstein (? - 30 June 1923) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (4)

Brother of actor Gus Bing (1893-1967) and Rudolf Bing (1902-1997).
Bing was sort of a pre-S.Z. Sakall type of character actor, much in demand during the 1930s but his "can't quite pin down the accent" shtick fell out of favor with producers and directors at the end of the decade. He became increasingly depressed in the mid-1940s, as he was unable to secure work in Hollywood, and committed suicide in 1947 by self-inflicted gunshot.
Came to Hollywood from Germany as assistant to F.W. Murnau and worked on the script and as an assistant director on Murnau's 1927 classic Sunrise (1927). After working in production with John Ford and Frank Borzage, he began his career as a comic actor.
Character actor in 30's and 40's Hollywood who was not unknown to burlesque his own Deutsch accent.

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