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Ludwig Donath

Highest Rated:   100% Jolson Sings Again (1949)
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Ludwig Donath started his stage career in his native Vienna, shortly after matriculating from that city's Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. A prominent actor on the Berlin stage in the late 1920s and early 1930s, Donath fled Germany when Hitler came to power in 1933. He relocated in the U.S., where he made his screen debut in 1942's The Lady From Chungking. Among his wartime films was The Strange Death of Adolph Hitler (1943), in which he played an actor required to impersonate Der Fuehrer. Donath is most fondly remembered for his portrayal of Papa Yoelson in the twin biopics The Jolson Story (1946) and Jolson Sings Again (1949). Blacklisted in the 1950s for his alleged left-wing political views, Ludwig Donath returned before the cameras in the early 1960s; perhaps significantly, one of his comeback performances was on the 1963 Twilight Zone episode "He Lives", a cautionary fable about the resurgence of fascism in America.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Strange Death Of Adolf Hitler
  • Actor
2012
67% Torn Curtain
  • Prof. Gustav Lindt
1966
No Score Yet Sins of Jezebel
  • Naboth
1954
No Score Yet My Pal Gus
  • Karl
1952
No Score Yet The Great Caruso
  • Alfredo Brazzi
1951
No Score Yet Sirocco
  • Flophouse Proprietor
1951
20% The Killer That Stalked New York
  • Dr. Cooper
1950
100% Jolson Sings Again
  • Cantor Yoelson
1949
No Score Yet The Great Sinner
  • Doctor
1949
No Score Yet The Lovable Cheat
  • Violette
1949
No Score Yet To the Ends of the Earth
  • Nicholas Sokim
1948
No Score Yet Sealed Verdict
  • Jacob Meyersohn
1948
No Score Yet Blondie Knows Best
  • Dr. Titus
1946
100% The Jolson Story
  • Cantor Yoelson
1946
No Score Yet The Devil's Mask
  • Dr. Karger
1946
90% Gilda
  • German
1946
No Score Yet Counter-Attack (One Against Seven)
  • Mueller
1945
No Score Yet The Master Race
  • Schmidt
1944
No Score Yet The Hitler Gang
  • Gustav von Kahr
1944
No Score Yet Tampico
  • Commander
1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Dr. Vranken
1944
71% This Land Is Mine
  • German Captain
1943
85% Hangmen Also Die
  • Schirmer
1943
No Score Yet Margin for Error
  • Adolf Hitler
1943
No Score Yet Lady from Chungking
  • Hans Gruber
1942

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Josef
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
  • Von Kronen
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Kaufman
  • 1963
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Ernst Ganz
  • 1963

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