1887 - 1961
The actor Fritz Richard was born as Josef Richard Löwit in Chotebor.
After an education as a stenographer he followed his goal to become an actor. He took acting lessons by Pauline Loewe and afterwards he got his first engagement at the theater in Mülheim in 1886. It followed other engagements in the next years, both in Austria and Germany.
During his appearance on stage in Berlin where he worked for Max Reinhardt he also got in touch with the film business.
His first movies already came in 1913 into being with "Ein Ausgestossener" (13) and "Das verschleierte Bild von Gross-Kleindorf" (13). In the next years he became established as a movie actor and he impersonated roles in the movies "Um das Glück betrogen" (14), the very film serial with the figure Stuart Webbs like "Stuart Webbs: Die geheimnisvolle Villa" (14), "Stuart Webbs: Das Panzergewölbe" (14) and "Stuart Webbs: Die Toten erwachen" (15) as well as the movies "Nebel und Sonne" (16), "Der Dornenweg" (18), "Jettchen Geberts Geschichte" (18), "Die Geächteten" (19) and "Baccarat" (19).
Fritz Richard experienced the height of his film career in the silent movie era of the 20s and he took part in numerous well-known productions.
To these works belong "Die Verwandlung" (20), "Der Gang durch die Hölle" (21), "Der Graf von Charolais" (22), "Sterbende Völker" (22), "Lola Montez, die Tänzerin des Königs" (22), "Das alte Gesetz" (23), "Pietro der Korsar" (25), "Die Achtzehnjährigen" (27), "Schinderhannes" (28) and "Der Kampf der Tertia" (29).
The rise of the sound film ended his film career. He only appeared in "Zapfenstreich am Rhein" (30).
Fritz Richard died in 1933. How far his death has to do with the fact that he was a Jew and in the face of the political situation in Germany in nebulous.
Fritz Richard was married with the actress Frida Richard.