Conrad Veidt Biography
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Different from the Others’ and ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’)
Birthday: January 22, 1893 (Aquarius)
Born In: Berlin, Germany
Conrad Veidt was a German actor, known for his powerful performances both in silent films and talkies. Beginning his acting career on stage, he debuted in films at the age of 24 and quickly gained international attention for his performances in silent films like ‘Different from the Others’, ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’, and ‘The Man Who Laughs’. Later, he began acting in talkies and became equally successful in them. But, when the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, he abandoned his flourishing career to move to England, unwilling to leave his recently married Jewish wife to her destiny. For the next nine years, he acted in number of British productions including ‘Jew Süss' and ‘The Thief of Baghdad’. He received British citizenship at the age of 45. At the age of 48, he moved to the USA, where he lived for two years only and died of a massive heart attack at the age of fifty.