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Fritz Feld

Foto: Alexander Binder (1888-1929)

1900 - 1993

The actor Fritz Feld was born as Fritz Feilchenfeld in Berlin.

He got an acting education by the famous Max Reinhardt and at the age of only 17 he took part in his first movie. In Paul Wegener's  "Der Golem und die Tänzerin" (17) he impersonated the role of a bellboy.

In the next years he was busy at the theater where he not only was an actor but also an assistant director of Max Reinhardt. It followed rew more movies like "Dämon der Welt, 1. Teil: Das Schicksal des Edgar Morton" (19), "Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam" (20), "Weltbrand" (20) and "Christian Wahnschaffe, 2. Teil: Die Flucht aus dem goldenen Kerker" (21).

Afterwards he concentrated to the theater again till he decided at the end of the 20s to go to the USA. There he was able to continue his film career with no problem, often playing smaller roles. During the next decades he was often engaged as an employee of a hotel or as a waiter, the first time in 1937, the last time in 1989.

In The USA he appeared in a huge number of movies, among them the Oscar surmounted "The Last Command" (28) - for Emil Jannings as Best Actor, "Blindfold" (28), "Black Magic" (29), "Lancer Spy" (37), "True Confession" (37), "Tovarich" (37), the classic "Bringing Up Baby" (38), "Gold Diggers in Paris" (38), "Quiet, Please" (39) and "At the Circus" (39) with the Marx Brothers.

In the 40s the smart actor took part in the productions "I Was an Adventuress" (40), "Victory" (40), "Maisie Gets Her Man" (42), "Phantom of the Opera" (43), "The Catman of Paris" (46), "The Wife of Monte Cristo" (46), "Gentleman Joe Palooka" (46), "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (47) with Danny Kaye, "Trouble Makers "(48) and "The Great Lover" (49).

From the 50s he also became a demanded actor for TV production and Fritz Feld remained active as an actor till to the old age.

To his movies of the 50s and 60s belong "The Jackpot" (50), "Little Egypt" (51), "Has Anybody Seen My Gal" (52), "Call Me Madam" (53), "Casanova's Big Night" (54), an episode of the serial "Blondie: Oil for the Lamps of Blondie" (57), an episode of the serial "Alfred Hitchcock erzählt: Tea Time" (58), an episode of the serial "Peter Gunn: Vendetta" (59), "The Ladies Man" (61), "4 for Texas" (63), "The Patsy" (64) with Jerry Lewis, "Made in Paris" (66), "Three on a Couch" (66), "Penelope" (66), an episode of the serial "Lost in Space: The Android Machine" (66), an episode of the serial "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Napoleon's Tomb Affair" (67), an episode of the serial "Batman: Pop Goes the Joker" (67), "Caprice" (67), "Barefoot in the Park" (67), an episode of the serial "Bewitched: Samantha on the Keyboard" (68),"Hello, Dolly!" (69) and "The Comic" (69).

To his still numerous movies of the 70s and 80s belong among others "The Phynx" (70), "Call Her Mom" (72), "Herbie Rides Again" (74), an episode of the serial "The Odd Couple: Felix the Horse Player" (75), "The Sunshine Boys" (75), "Silent Movie" (76) with Mel Brooks, "Freaky Friday" (76), "The World's Greatest Lover" (77), "Herbie Goes Bananas" (80), "History of the World: Part I" (81), an episode of the serial "Magnum, P.I.: Birdman of Budapest" (83), an episode of the serial "Simon & Simon: Simon Without Simon" (85), "Barfly" (87), an episode of the serial "Sledge Hammer!: Icebreaker" (87), "Get Smart, Again!" (89) and "Homer and Eddie" (89).

Fritz Feld was married with the actress Virginia Christine Kraft. His brother was the production designer Rudi Feld.

Other movies with Fritz Feld:
A Ship Comes In (28) Broadway (29) One Hysterical Night (29) The Wizard's Apprentice (30) I Met Him in Paris (37) Expensive Husbands (37) Hollywood Hotel (37) Romance in the Dark (38) Out Where the Stars Begin (38) I'll Give a Million (38) The Affairs of Annabel (38) Campus Confessions (38) Artists and Models Abroad (38) Swingtime in the Movies (38) Idiot's Delight (39) When Tomorrow Comes (39) Little Accident (39) Everything Happens at Night (39) Little Old New York (40) Millionaire Playboy (40) Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me (40) It's a Date (40) Sandy Is a Lady (40) Come Live with Me (41) Three Sons o' Guns (41) World Premiere (41) You Belong to Me (41) Skylark (41) The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (41) Four Jacks and a Jill (42) Shut My Big Mouth (42) Sleepytime Gal (42) Iceland (42) Heavenly Music (43) Henry Aldrich Swings It (43) Holy Matrimony (43) Passport to Destiny (44) Knickerbocker Holiday (44) Take It Big (44) Ever Since Venus (44) The Great John L. (45) George White's Scandals (45) Captain Tugboat Annie (45) Her Sister's Secret (46) I've Always Loved You (46) Carnival in Costa Rica (47) Cupid Goes Nuts (47) Fun on a Week-End (47) My Girl Tisa (48) If Yo Knew Susie (48) The Noose Hangs High (48) Julia Misbehaves (48) You Gotta Stay Happy (48)Mexican Hayride (48) The Loveable Cheat (49) Serie "Jackson and Jill: Model Mix-up" (49) Belle of Old Mexico (50) Appointment with Danger (50) Riding High (50) So You're Going to Have an Operation (50) Serie "The Buster Keaton Show: Buster in the Jungle" (50) Rhythm Inn (51) Missing Women (51) Kentucky Jubilee (51) Journey Into Light (51) Sky High (51) My Favorite Spy (51) Serie "The Amos 'n Andy Show: Andy Gets a Telegram" (51) The Last Half Hour: The Mayerling Story (51) So You Want to Enjoy Life (52) Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (52) O. Henry's Full House: The Gift of the Magi (52) Serie "Racket Squad: One More Dream" (52) So You Want to Wear the Pants (52) Serie "My Hero: Model of Blossom" (52) Serie "Dangerous Assignment: The Italian Movie Story" (52) Serie "Dangerous Assingment: The Mine Story" (52) Serie "My Little Margie: Hollywood Trip" (53) So You Want to Be a Musician (53) Serie "Mr. & Mrs. North: Hot Minnk" (53) Serie "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: Simplon Express" (53) Crime Wave (53) The French Line (53) Paris Playboys (54) Riding Shotgun (54) Serie "Duffy's Tavern: Archie's Singing Contest" (54) Living It Up (54) Serie "I Married Joan: Clothes Budget" (54) Serie "My Little Margie: Miss Whoozis" (55) Serie "TV Reader's Digest: Top Secret" (55) Serie "The Colgate Comedy Hour: Robeta" (55) Jail Busters (55) Serie "December Bride: The Shoplifter" (55) Serie "I Love Lucy: Paris at Last" (56) So You Want to Be Pretty (56) Serie "The Red Skelton Show: Hollywood Plumber" (56) Serie"The Adventures of Jim Bowie: im Bowie and His Slave" (56) Serie "Shirley Temple's Storybook: Dick Whittington and His Cat" (58) Serie "Hey, Jeannie!: The Bet" (58) Serie "The Thin Man: Damone Dilemma" (58) Serie "The Thin Man: Lady Frankenstein" (59) Juke Box Rhythm (59) Serie "The Milton Berle Show:" (59) Don't Five Up the Ship (59) Serie "General Electric Theater: Miracle at the Opera" (59) Serie "Make Room for Daddy: The Deerfield Story" (60) The Miracle of the White Reindeer (60) Serie "Bachelor Fahter: The Greggs in Paris" (61) Serie "The Deputy: Cherchez la Femme" (61) Serie "Make Room for Daddy: Tonoose, the Boss" (61) Serie "Adventures in Paradise: Queens Back to Back" (61) The Errand Boy (61) Pocketful of Miracles (61) Serie "General Electric Theater: The Free Wheelers" (62) Serie "Follow the Sun: Chalk One Up for Johnny" (62) Serie "Make Room for Daddy: Charles the Artist" (62) Wives and Lovers (63) Promises...Promises! (63) Who's Minding the Store? (63) Serie "Vacation Playhouse: Hooray for Hollywood" (64) Serie "Burke's Law: Who Killed Cassandra Cass?" (64) Serie "Valentine's Day: The Hottest Game in Town" (64) Serie "The Farmer's Daughter: Rendezvous for Two" (64) Serie "The Farmer's Daughter: The Helping Hand" (64) Serie "No Time for Sergeants: My Fair Andy" (65) Harlo (65) Serie "Please Don't Eat the Daisies: Two Seats on the Moon Shot" (65) Serie "Laredo: Coup de Grace" (66) Serie "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. The Danis Blue Affair" (66) Way...Way Out (66) Fame Is the Name of the Game (66) Serie "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Sort of Di-It-Yourself Dreadful Affair" (66) Serie "Lost in Space: Two Weeks in Space" (67)  The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz" (68) Serie "The Beverly Hillbillies: Jethro Proposes" (68) Serie "Batman: The Joker's Flying Saucer" (68) Serie "The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Avaricious Actuary" (68) Serie "Land of the Giants: Comeback" (69) The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (69) Which Way to the Front? (70) Serie "Love, American Style: Love and the Vacation" (71) Serie "Firehouse: Tide of Terror" (74) Serie "Kolchak: TheNight Stalker" (74) Only with Married Men (74) The Strongest Man in the World (75) Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (76) Serie "ABC Afterschool Specials: P.J. and the President's Son" (76) Serie "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Misteries: Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula" (77) Serie "Tabitha: A Star Is Born" (77) Legend of the Northwest (78) Serie "Supertrain: And a Cup of Kindness Too" (79) Last of the Great Survivors (84) Serie "George Burns Comedy Week: The Couch" (85) Serie "Amazing Stories: Guilt Trip" (85)