1885 - 1948
The actor Henry Stuart was born as Court Eduard Hess in Cairo. His father was the Swiss doctor Eduard Hess, his mother Maria, née Ernst.
He returned to Europe and studied first in Paris and England, before studying art at the Munich Art Academy.
After the end of World War 1, he was able to launch a successful film career in Germany in the early 1920s.
To his well-known silent movies belong "Ein Glas Wasser" (23), "Die freudlose Gasse" (25), "Unter Ausschluss der Öffentlichkeit" (26) and "Der Mann im Feuer" (26).
Besides acting he also directed movies like "Der Ring der Bajadere" (28) and "Nuri, der Elefant" (29) or wrote the screenplay like for "The Power of Life" (38).
From his few talkies the monumental movie "Münchhausen" (43) is probably the most famous, where he had a small role besides a myriad of other film greats.
He died at the age of 62 in Zollikon, Switzerland.
Other movies with Henry Stuart (Filme):