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Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
(22 March 1896 – 21 January 1964) was an Austrian-American stage and film actor.[1]


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Partial filmography 5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Early life[edit] Schildkraut was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Erna (née Weinstein) and stage (and later motion picture) actor Rudolph Schildkraut.[2] His family was Jewish.[3] The younger Schildkraut moved to the United States in the early 1900s. He appeared in many Broadway productions. Among the plays that he starred in was a notable production of Peer Gynt.[4] Career[edit]

Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
with opera singer Maria Olszewska
Maria Olszewska
in 1932

In 1921, Schildkraut played the title role in the first American stage production of Ferenc Molnár's Liliom, the play that would eventually become the basis for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel.[5][6] He then began working in silent movies, although he did return to the stage occasionally.[7] He had early success in film as the Chevalier de Vaudrey in D. W. Griffith's Orphans of the Storm
Orphans of the Storm
with Lillian Gish.[8] Later, he was featured in Cecil B. DeMille's epic 1927 film The King of Kings, as Judas Iscariot.[9] Schildraut's father Rudolf also appeared in the film.[10] Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
also played a Viennese-accented, non-singing Gaylord Ravenal in the 1929 part-talkie film version of Edna Ferber's Show Boat.[10] The character as written in the 1929 film was much closer to Ferber's original than to the depiction of him in the classic Kern and Hammerstein musical play based on the novel as well as the 1936 and 1951 film versions of the musical, but the 1929 film was not a critical or box-office success. Schildkraut received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
for his role as Alfred Dreyfus
Alfred Dreyfus
in The Life of Emile Zola
The Life of Emile Zola
(1937).[4] He gained further fame for playing the ambitious duc d'Orléans in the historical epic Marie Antoinette (1938), opposite Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore
John Barrymore
and Robert Morley, and gave a notable performance as the villainous Nicolas Fouquet
Nicolas Fouquet
in The Man in the Iron Mask (1939).[11][12] Schildkraut is perhaps best remembered today for playing the role of Otto Frank in both the original stage production and film version of The Diary of Anne Frank (1959).[4] He was also an active character actor and appeared in guest roles on several early television shows, including the Hallmark Hall of Fame, in which he played Claudius in the 1953 television production of Hamlet, with Maurice Evans in the title role.[13] Schildkraut also hosted and starred in Joseph Schildkraut Presents, a short-lived series on the DuMont Television Network from October 1953 to January 1954.[14] In 1961, during the 3rd season of The Twilight Zone, he made his first appearance on episode 9, "Deaths-Head Revisited".[15] He later played an elderly man in "The Trade-Ins" in season 3, episode 31 of the same show.[16] In 1963, he was nominated for a Best Actor Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for his performance in a guest starring role on NBC's Sam Benedict
Sam Benedict
legal drama which starred Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
and Richard Rust.[17] Personal life[edit] Schildkraut was married three times. His first marriage was to actress Elise Bartlett in 1923; they divorced in 1931. He married Mary McKay in 1932, until her death on February 17, 1962. In 1963, Schildkraut married Leonora Rogers, who survived him.[18] Schildkraut died at his home in New York City
New York City
of a heart attack.[18] For his contributions to the motion picture industry, Schildkraut has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard.[19] He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.[20] Partial filmography[edit]

Dämon und Mensch (1915) (film debut) Orphans of the Storm
Orphans of the Storm
(1921) Theodor Herzl (1921) The Song of Love (1923) The Road to Yesterday
The Road to Yesterday
(1925) Meet the Prince (1926) Shipwrecked (1926) Young April
Young April
(1926) The Heart Thief
The Heart Thief
(1927) The King of Kings (1927) His Dog
His Dog
(1927) The Forbidden Woman
The Forbidden Woman
(1927) The Blue Danube (1928) Tenth Avenue (1928) Show Boat
Show Boat
(1929) The Mississippi Gambler (1929) Night Ride (1930) Cock o' the Walk (1930) Carnival (1931) Viva Villa!
Viva Villa!
(1934) Cleopatra (1934) The Crusades (1935) The Garden of Allah (1936) Slave Ship (1937) Souls at Sea
Souls at Sea
(1937) The Life of Emile Zola
The Life of Emile Zola
(1937) Lancer Spy
Lancer Spy
(1937) Marie Antoinette (1938) Suez (1938) The Baroness and the Butler (1938) Lady of the Tropics
Lady of the Tropics
(1939) Idiot's Delight (1939) The Three Musketeers (1939) The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939) The Rains Came
The Rains Came
(1939) Rangers of Fortune (1940) Meet the Wildcat (1940) Phantom Raiders
Phantom Raiders
(1940) The Shop Around the Corner
The Shop Around the Corner
(1940) The Tell-Tale Heart (1941) Flame of Barbary Coast
Flame of Barbary Coast
(1945) The Cheaters (1945) Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) Northwest Outpost
Northwest Outpost
(1947) The Gallant Legion
The Gallant Legion
(1948) The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) The Big Bankroll (1961) The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told
(1965) (final film)

See also[edit]

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^ "Joseph Schildkraut".  ^ Parker, John (1916). Who's Who in the Theatre. 3. Pittman. Retrieved 2014-09-21.  ^ "Joseph Schildkraut, Noted American Jewish Actor, Dead; Was 68". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 23 January 1964. Retrieved 2014-09-21.  ^ a b c " Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
- Hollywood Star Walk". Los Angeles Times.  ^ League, The Broadway. " Liliom
– Broadway Play – Original - IBDB".  ^ "Carousel (1956) - Screenplay Info - TCM.com".  ^ " Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
- Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie".  ^ "New-York Times, 4 January 1922". Retrieved 4 March 2015.  ^ "The King of Kings (1927) - Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
- Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie".  ^ a b "Rudolph Schildkraut".  ^ "Marie Antoinette (1938) - W.S. Van Dyke - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie".  ^ "The Man in the Iron Mask - Joan Bennett".  ^ " Hamlet
(1953)".  ^ " Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
Presents".  ^ "The Twilight Zone".  ^ "The Trade-ins (1962)".  ^ "Nominees/Winners".  ^ a b "Joseph Schildkraut, Actor, Dies". The New York Times. January 22, 1964. Retrieved January 13, 2017.  ^ "Walk of Fame Stars-Joseph Schildkraut". Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on April 3, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016.  ^ Spencer, Thomas E. (1998). "Where They're Buried: A Directory Containing More Than Twenty Thousand Names of Notable Persons Buried in American Cemeteries, With Listings of Many Prominent People Who Were Cremated". Baltimore, Md.: Clearfield Co. p. 515. ISBN 9780806348230. 

Further reading[edit]

Joseph Schildkraut, My Father and I, as told to Leo Lania, New York 1959.

External links[edit]

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Peter Ustinov
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(1963) Peter Ustinov
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(1964) Martin Balsam
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(1965) Walter Matthau
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