Anton Walbrook(1900-1967), Actor
Anton Walbrook (Adolf Wohlbruck)
Sitter in 8 portraits
Anton Walbrook was an Austrian actor who settled in the United Kingdom. He was born Adolf Wohlbruck in Vienna, and was descended from ten generations of actors. Walbrook studied with the director Max Reinhardt and built up a career in Austrian theatre and cinema. In 1936 he went to Hollywood to reshoot dialogue for the multinational The Soldier and the Lady (1937), in the process changing his name from Adolf to Anton. He settled in England, and continued as working as a cinema actor. He is best remembered for his roles as the dashing, intense German officer Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), the tyrannical impresario in The Red Shoes (1948) and the ringmaster in La Ronde (1950).
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