1882 - 1941
The actor Rudolf Essek was born as Wilhelm Heinrich Rudolph Essig in Wiesbaden. He was already successful as a theater actor when he made his film debut in 1913 with "Die Wittenberger Nachtigall" (13). In this movie he impersonated the role of Martin Luther.
His film appearances were seldom in the next years. To his other silent movies belong "Fluch der Schönheit" (15) and "Die Rache der Banditen" (19).
After that he concentrated again exclusively to the theater and only appeared in front of the camera from the 30's again where he impersonated many easely remembered support roles in popular movies.
To his well-known talkies belong "Der junge Baron Neuhaus" (34), "Das
Einmaleins der Liebe" (35), "Tango Notturno" (37), "Das indische Grabmal"
(38) and "Die Rothschilds" (40).
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