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Biography: Marlene Dietrich

The only world star the German cinema ever produced, Marlene Dietrich’s career spans from Weimar Germany to the Hollywood studios where she worked between 1930 and 1961 with the most acclaimed Hollywood directors.

Dec 2nd, 2008 | 1 comment

Biography: Paul Henreid

Paul Henreid's acting career began in Max Reinhardt's theater in Vienna. Refusing to join the Nazi's actor guild in Berlin cut short his German career, but he became a celebrated stage actor in London.

Dec 2nd, 2008 | 4 comments

Biography: Miklos Rozsa

Hungarian born Miklos Rozsa was a classical composer and as well as a composer for film. His best known American picture is Spellbound, which he wrote for director Alfred Hitchcock.

Dec 2nd, 2008 | 5 comments

Biography: Werner Richard Heymann

He wrote the music for Ufa’s first talking picture, and became director of the Ufa orchestra and composer of many popular hits in Germany.

Dec 2nd, 2008 | 8 comments

Biography: S.Z. Sakall

Hungarian S.Z. Sakall played an endearing “fussbudget” in over thirty movies between 1940 and 1950.

Dec 2nd, 2008 | 6 comments

Video Exclusive: Movie Stars Entertain Troops

The exiles participate in the war effort, including entertaining troops on leave, selling war bonds and becoming air raid wardens.

Dec 1st, 2008 | 6 comments

Video Exclusive: Rudi Fehr Arrives in New York

Editor Rudi Fehr describes leaving Europe and arriving in New York in 1936.

Dec 1st, 2008 | 1 comment

Video Exclusive: Rudi Fehr Arrives in Hollywood

Editor Rudi Fehr relates the story of his arrival in Hollywood, and his connections to established exiles from Hitler's Germany.

Dec 1st, 2008 | 2 comments

Video Exclusive: Rudi Fehr and Prizzi’s Honor

Editor Rudi Fehr talks about being recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his work on Prizzi's Honor.

Dec 1st, 2008 | 1 comment

Video Exclusive: Exiles Succeed in Hollywood

Billy Wilder is just one of the more than 800 exiles who journey to Hollywood and succeed in the studio system.

Dec 1st, 2008 | 3 comments
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