1888 - 1941
The actor Hermann Blass attended an education as an actor and singer and he started his career in 1909 as a singer.
It soon followed engagements at theaters and operas in different cities, among others in Berlin from 1918.
He became established as an actor and singer in Berlin too and finally he was spotted for the film business.
His first movie was the silent film "Das schöne Mädel" (23), it followed other silent movies like "Krieg im Frieden" (25) and "Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom" (27).
He became a demanded support actor of distinguished characters during the sound film era of the 30s and he took part in numerous well-known movies.
To these works belong "Der Greifer" (30), "Dolly macht Karriere" (30), "Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht" (31), "Der Kongress tanzt" (31), "Sergeant X" (32), "Der Feldherrnhügel" (32), "Jonny stiehlt Europa" (32), "Trenck" (32), "Sprung in den Abgrund" (33) and "Ball im Savoy" (35).
His career came to an abrupt end in Germany and Austria with the rise of the National Socialism. As a Jew he had to leave Europe and he emigrated to the USA.
There he earned his living with small appearances on little stages and he was able to act a last time in front of the camera for "Overture to Glory" (40).
Hermann Blass died one year later at the age of only 53.
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