Lauritz Melchior (1890–1973)

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Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1890, Lauritz Melchior was a prominent opera singer who was a latecomer to the silver screen. From the 1920s through the 1940s, he was a leading opera singer across Europe. From 1924-1939, he excelled in Wagnerian roles in Covent Garden at the Royal Opera House in London. He also sang with the Chicago Opera and the ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Lost City of Z Soundtrack
Luxury Liner Olaf Eriksen
Thrill of a Romance Mr. Nils Knudsen


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 1963 Here's Edie (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1963)
 1959 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Otto Nielsen
- Shirley Jones Makes Good (1959) ... Otto Nielsen
 1953 The Stars Are Singing
Jan Poldi
 1948 Luxury Liner
Olaf Eriksen
 1947 This Time for Keeps
Richard Herald
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Mr. Nils Knudsen
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Show Show Self (27 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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In 1959, he starred in an unsold pilot for a sitcom about a retired singer entitled "The Great Dane".

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6' 2" (1.88 m)


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Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording at 1718 Vine Street in Hollywood, California. See more »

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