The actor Max Laurence was born as Friedrich Rudolf Max Laurence in
Before he decided to become an actor he got an education at the Kunstakademie
as a painter.
After his education he joined the theater in Magdeburg at the age of
19, later followed engagements on other stages in Nuremberg, Amsterdam
Because of his great successes on German stages he took part in an America
tour in 1881. He enjoyed the trip so much that he decided to remain in
the USA for the next ten years and he worked among others at the Lyceum
Theater in New York, both as an actor and director.
After his return to Germany he continued his theater career at the Neues
Theater Berlin and at the Schillertheater among others.
He extended his artistic activity as a cabaret artist from the middle
of the 10s.
Finally the film business became aware of Max Laurence acting abilities
as well and although he already was 60 years old he was able to gain a
foothold at the film business with his first movie "Die Launen einer Dollarprinzessin"
In the next years he became a demanded movie actor with memorable screen
To his other movies of the 10s belong "Die Kinder des Generals" (12),
"Wo ist Coletti?" (13), "Hans und Hanni" (15), "Der Ring des Schicksals"
(16), "Verlorene Töchter" (18), "Die Augen der Mumie Ma" (18), "Tagebuch
einer Verlorenen" (18), "Das Geheimnis des Amerika-Docks" (19), "Veritas
vincit" (19) and "Die Apachen" (19).
Max Laurence continued his film career successfully in the 20s before
a stroke finished his career.
To his last movies belong "Ferréol" (20), "Die Tarantel" (20),
"Der Kampf ums Ich" (22) and "Jimmy, ein Schicksal von Mensch und Tier"
Other movies with Max Laurence:
Im Rampenlicht (12) Amerika – Europa
im Luftschiff (13) Die Eisbraut (13) Deutsche Helden (14) Zweite Tür
links (14) Fräulein Leutnant (14) Der Trick (15) Die Wellen schweigen
(15) Welker Lorbeer (16) Der gelbe Ulster (16) Dora Brandes (16) Die kleine
Fürstin (16) Die bleiche Renate (16) Sondis Kleine (16) Renates Liebesgeschichte
(16) Das Spiel ist aus (16) Das Leid (16) Das Siegel (17)Höhenluft
(17) Nur um 1000 Dollar (18) Das Mädchen vom Kaufhaus X (18) Der Cowboy
(18) Jack Perrys Eheglück (18) Wetterleuchten (18) Zwischen zwei Welten
(19) Zwischen Lachen und Weinen (19) Um 100'000 Mark (19) Pro domo (19)
Moderne Töchter (19) Im Wirbel des Lebens (19) Herrin ihrer Tat (19)
Die geliebte Tote (19) Der Saal der sieben Sünden (19) Ich lasse dich
nicht (19) Der Weltmeister (19) Der letzte Sonnensohn (19) Das Spielzeug
der Zarin (19) Blondes Gift (19) Die goldene Lüge (19) Der grosse
Coup (19) Sinnesrausch (20) Indische Rache (20) Zigeunerblut (20) Das fliegende
Auto (20) Das Geheimnis der sechs Spielkarten (21) Die Frau mit den Millionen,
Teil 1: Der Schuss in der Pariser Oper (23)