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Harry Walden

Picture Harry Walden
Foto: Rudolf Dührkopp (1848-1918)

1875 - 1921

The actor Harry Walden was first busy as a businessman. In 1895 he joined the military service, later he took acting lessons by Richard Kahle.

He made his stage debut in 1896 in Karlsruhe, it followed engagements in Berlin. His role spectrum comprised lovers, heros and classical roles as well and he became a demanded character actor. 

He worked for the legendary Max Reinhardt from 1908 to 1910 and appeared in many successful classical plays. 

In 1912 he also turned to the new film business and he founded his own production company "Harry-Walden-GmbH".  He made his film debut with "Alt Heidelberg, du feine..." (12).

Finally he went to Vienna before World War I broke out and acted at the legendary Burgtheater. It followed more appearance in front of the camera for Sascha Film, among them "Der Mandarin" (18), "Die Dame mit dem schwarzen Handschuh" (19) and "Zwei Welten" (19).

His main focus remained to the theater and he took over the direction of the Vienna Renaissance-Bühne.

Unfortunately Harry Walden addicted to morphine, in 1921 he committed suicide.

Other movies with Harry Walden:
Das Kriegspatenkind (15) Am Tor des Lebens (18) Der Umweg zur Ehe/Die Hindernisehe (19) Ein gefährliches Spiel (19)