Otto Kruger

1885 - 1974

The actor Otto Kruger got a musical education as a child but when he went to the Columbia university his interest became focused on acting.  
He already made his Broadway debut at the age of 15 and he impersonated often civilized characters in the next years.   
He had his first appearances in movies from 1915 in productions like "The Runaway Wife" (15), "A Mother's Confession" (15) and "When the Call Came" (15). Other silent movies were "Around the Clock with a Sailor" (18), "Under the Red Robe" (23) and "The Home Girl" (28).  
But only in the 30's Otto Kruger's career took a visible shape and he took part in well-known productions with many stars of that time. He often impersonated dubios figures, tainted with negative traits.  
To his popular movies of the 30's belong "The Prizefighter and the Lady" (33), "Gallant Lady" (33), "Paris Interlude" (34), "Treasure Island" (34), "Dracula's Daughter" (36), "They Won't Forget" (37), "Exposed" (38) and "Another Thin Man" (39).  
He continued his career smoothly in the 40's and Otto Kruger was convincing in movies like "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet" (40), "The Big Boss" (41), "Saboteur" (42), "Tarzan's Desert Mystery" (43), "Storm Over Lisbon" (44), "Murder, My Sweet" (44), "Escape in the Fog" (45), "Duel in the Sun" (46) and "Lullu Belle" (48).  
From the 50's the TV took over a more and more important role, also in the career of Otto Kruger.  
To his numerous performances of the 50's and 60's belong "Valentino" (51), "High Noon" (52), "Black Widow" (54), "The Desert Song" (55), "The Young Philadelphians" (59), an episode of the serial "Perry Mason: The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather" (61), "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" (62), an episode of the serial "Dr. Kildare: Gravida One" (62) as well as an episode of the serial "Bonanza: Elegy for a Hangman" (63).  
When Otto Kruger suffered several strokes in the middle of the 60's he retired from the film business.  
His daughter Attile Kruger became also an actress, his great-uncle Paul Kruger was no less a person than the former South African president who also was the eponym of the famous Krugerrand (gold coin).  

Other movies with Otto Kruger:
Around the Clock with the Marines (18) Ladies Not Allowed (32) Turn Back the Clock (33) Beauty for Sale (33) Ever in My Heart (33) The Women in His Life (33) Men in White (34) The Crime Doctor (34) Springtime for Henry (34) Chained (34) Vanessa: Her Love Story (35) Two Sinners (35) Living Dangerously (36) Lady of Secrets (36) Glamorous Night (37) Counsel for Crime (37) The Barrier (37) Star of the Circus (38) Housemaster (38) I Am the Law (38) Thanks for the Memory (38) The Gang's All Here (39) Disbarred (39) Black Eyes (39) The Zero Hour (39) A Woman Is the Judge (39) 
Scandal Sheet (39) A Dispatch from Reuter's (40) Seventeen (40) The Man I Married (40) Mercy Island (41) The Men in Her Life (41) Friendly Enemies (42) Secrets of a Co-Ed (42) Hitler's Children (43) Power of the Press (43) Corregidor (43) Night Plane from Chungking (43) Knickerbocker Holiday (44) Cover Girl (44) They Live in Fear (44) Earl Carroll Vanities (45) The Great John L. (45) Wonder Man (45) The Jungle Captive (45) The Chicago Kid (45) On Stage Everybody (45) Allotment Wives (45) The Woman Who Came Back (45) The Fabulous Suzanne (46) Love and Learn (47) Smart Woman (48) Serie "Suspense: After Dinner Story" (49) Serie "Suspense: Help Wanted" (49) 711 Ocean Drive (50) Serie "Nash Airflyte Theatre: The Doll in the Pink Silk Dress" (50) Serie "Armstrong Circle Theatre: The Happy Ending" (50) Serie "Lights Out: Curtain Call" (51) Payment on Demand (51) Serie "Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: The Outstation" (51) Serie "Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: Alison's House (51) Serie "General Electric Theater: Woman's World" (53) Serie "Center Stage: Golden Anniversary" (54) Serie "Medallion Theatre: A Suitable Marriage" (54) Serie "Armstrong Circle Theatre: The Piano Tuner" (54) Serie "Studio One: Prelude to Murder" (54) Serie "General Electric Theater: The Face Is Familiar" (54) Magnificent Obsession (54) Serie "Science Fiction theater: No Food for Thought" (55) Serie "Science Fiction Theater: Marked "Danger"" (55) The Last Command (55) Serie "Lux Video Theatre: The Happy Man" (55) Serie "Climax!: The 78th Floor" (56) Serie "The O. Henry Playhouse: Miller's Millions" (57) Serie "Climax!: Jacob and the Angels" (57) The Colossus of New York (58) Serie "The Man and the Challenge: Experiments in Terror" (59) Serie "The Rebel: Gun City" (59) Cash McCall (60) Serie "The Law and Mr. Jones: A Foll for a Client" (61) Serie "The Investigators: Quite a Woman" (61) Serie "Frontier Circus: Lippizan" (61) Serie "The Dick Powell Show: Up Jumped the Devil" (61) Serie "Thriller: An Attractive Family" (62) Serie "Checkmate: A Funny Thing Happened on My Way the the Game" (62) Serie "Sam Benedict: Nothing Equals Nothing" (62) Serie "Perry Mason: The Case of the Devious Delinquent" (63) Serie "The Dick Powell Show: The Judge" (63) Della (64) Serie "Perry Mason: The Case of the Missing Button" (64) Sex and the Single Girl (64)