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John Wengraf
John Wengraf
(23 April 1897 – 4 May 1974) was an Austrian actor.[1]

L-R: John Wengraf
John Wengraf
and Rudolph Anders on the TV series One Step Beyond, episode "The Explorer" (1960)

Contents

1 Life 2 Selected filmography 3 References 4 External links

Life[edit] Born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, Wengraf became a matinee idol in the 1930s, and was director of the Vienna
Vienna
State Theatre.[2] He emigrated to Britain in 1939 as the Nazis began their rise to power in Austria.[3] Wengraf appeared unbilled in a couple of films, as well as in some of the first BBC
BBC
live-television shows ever presented. In 1941 he appeared on Broadway with Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
in Candle in the Wind and decided to stay in the US.[4] The following year he settled in the Los Angeles area. He found himself invariably playing the very characters he detested.[3] Some of his more nefarious nasties surfaced in such films as the Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
classic Sahara (1943), as well as The Boy from Stalingrad (1943), U-Boat Prisoner (1944) and Till We Meet Again (1944).[5] In post-war years, he portrayed ethnic professionals (scientists, doctors, professors, foreign royalty). Some of the more quality pictures he enhanced were Tomorrow Is Forever
Tomorrow Is Forever
(1946); Count Von Papen in 5 Fingers
5 Fingers
(1952); and Ronchin in the Ethel Merman musical Call Me Madam (1953).[6] In the 1950s and 1960s he transferred his talents to TV, appearing on a number of dramatic showcases and on such popular programs as The Untouchables (1959), Hawaiian Eye
Hawaiian Eye
(1959), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and The Time Tunnel
The Time Tunnel
(1966). His last few films included minor roles in the war-themed Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg
(1961), Hitler (1962) and Ship of Fools (1965) as well as The Prize (1963).[7] Wengraf retired in 1966, and died in Santa Barbara, California, at the age of 77 on 4 May 1974.[3] Selected filmography[edit]

Homo sum (1922) Frau Tod (1922) Die Menschen nennen es Liebe... (1922) Bretter, die die Welt bedeuten (1935) - Paul Rainer Convoy (1940) - Commander Deutschland Night Train to Munich
Night Train to Munich
(1940) - Concentration Camp Physician (uncredited) Sailors Three (1940) - German Captain Lucky Jordan
Lucky Jordan
(1942) - Herr Kesselman Mission to Moscow
Mission to Moscow
(1943) - Polish Ambassador Grzybowski (uncredited) The Boy from Stalingrad (1943) - German Major Sahara (1943) - Maj. Von Falken Paris After Dark (1943) - Dr. Mannheim (uncredited) Song of Russia
Song of Russia
(1944) - Red Army Commander The Seventh Cross (1944) - Overkamp U-Boat Prisoner (1944) - Gunther Rudehoff, Gestapo Agent Till We Meet Again (1944) - Gestapo Chief (uncredited) Strange Affair (1944) - Rudolph Kruger The Thin Man Goes Home
The Thin Man Goes Home
(1944) - Big Man (uncredited) Hotel Berlin
Hotel Berlin
(1945) - Wolf von Buelow (uncredited) Week-End at the Waldorf
Week-End at the Waldorf
(1945) - Alex Tomorrow Is Forever
Tomorrow Is Forever
(1946) - Dr. Ludwig The Razor's Edge (1946) - Joseph - Butler T-Men
T-Men
(1947) - 'Shiv' Triano Sofia (1948) - Peter Goltzen Sealed Verdict
Sealed Verdict
(1948) - German doctor Wake of the Red Witch
Wake of the Red Witch
(1948) - Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited) The Lovable Cheat (1949) - Pierquin Belle Le Grand
Belle Le Grand
(1951) - Andrew Sinclair (uncredited) 5 Fingers
5 Fingers
(1952) - Count Franz Von Papen Tropic Zone (1953) - Lukats Call Me Madam (1953) - Ronchin (uncredited) The Desert Rats (1953) - German Doctor (uncredited) Flight to Tangier
Flight to Tangier
(1953) - Kalferez The French Line
The French Line
(1953) - Commodore Renard Hell and High Water (1954) - Col. Schuman (uncredited) Paris Playboys (1954) - Vidal Gog (1954) - Dr. Zeitman The Gambler from Natchez
The Gambler from Natchez
(1954) - Nicholas Cadiz The Racers
The Racers
(1955) - Dr. Tabor Never Say Goodbye (1956) - Prof. Zimmelman Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) - Dr. Krauss The Pride and the Passion
The Pride and the Passion
(1957) - Sermaine Valerie (1957) - Mr. Horvat The Disembodied (1957) - Dr. Carl Metz The Walter Winchell File
File
(1957, TV Series) - Leopold The Return of Dracula (1958) - John Meierman 12 to the Moon
12 to the Moon
(1960) - Dr. Erich Heinrich Portrait in Black (1960) - Dr. Kessler Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg
(1961) - Dr. Karl Wieck Hitler (1962) - Dr. Morell The Prize (1963) - Hans Eckhart Ship of Fools (1965) - Graf

References[edit]

^ League, The Broadway. " John Wengraf
John Wengraf
– Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB". www.ibdb.com.  ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1974/05/10/archives/john-e-wengraf-77-actor-and-director.html ^ a b c " John Wengraf
John Wengraf
- Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.  ^ League, The Broadway. "Candle in the Wind – Broadway Play – Original - IBDB". www.ibdb.com.  ^ "John Wengraf".  ^ "John Wengraf". www.aveleyman.com.  ^ " John Wengraf
John Wengraf
- Movies and Filmography - AllMovie". AllMovie. 

External links[edit]

John Wengraf
John Wengraf
on IMDb John Wengraf
John Wengraf
at the Internet Broadway Database

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 68763898 LCCN: no2009006258 ISNI: 0000 0000 5559 2577 GN

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