Fritz Feld

1900 - 1993

The actor Fritz Feld was born as Fritz Feilchenfeld in Berlin. He often took part in well-known movies during his long-lasting career. Beside his work as an actor he also was active as a writer, producer, director and acting teacher.

He got his education to an actor from the famous Max Reinhardt, his first appearance in a movie can be backdated to the year 1917 when he took part in the movie "Der Golem und die Tänzerin". It followed the German silent movies "Dämon der Welt" (19), "Christian Wahnschaffe: Weltbrand" (20) and the classic "Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam" (20), before he went on a theater tour to the USA with the play "The Miracle". After the conclusion of the tour he stood in the states.

There he worked at the theater for the time being, but from 1928 he also found regular work for movies. He normally was employed for funny roles because of his roguish face, his waved har and his conscientous groomed moustache.

He acted among others in the silent movies "A Ship Comes In" (28), "Blindfold" (28), "The Last Command" (28) and "Black Magic" (29).

When the sound film arose he was more engaged in the movies then ever. It is true he concentrated to the theater at the beginning of the 30's but from 1937 he was regular engaged in movies as well. He normally played support roles but his impressive personality with the piercing eyes and his self-confident appearance left a lasting impression at the audience. 

To his well-known movies of the 30's belong "True Confession" (37), "Bringing Up Baby" (38), "Romance in the Dark" (38), "I'll Give a Million" (38) and "The Marx Brothers at the Circus" (39).

The 40's marked the most labour-intensive time. He took part in more then 45 movies, among them "Millionaire Playboy" (40), "Victory" (40), "Shut My Big Mout" (42), "Sleepytime Gal" (42), "Phantom of the Opera" (43), "Passport to Destiny" (44), "The Catman of Paris" (46), "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (47), "Trouble Makers" (48) and "The Loveable Cheat" (49).

He couldn't complain of lacking work and he was active as an actor till the end of the 80', so in "Little Egypt" (51), "Sky High" (52), "So You Want to Be Pretty" (56), "Pocketful of Miracles" (61), "The Errand Boy" (61), "Three on a Couch" (66), "Barefoot in the Park" (67), "The Comic" (69), "The Sunshine Boys" (75), "The Strongest Man in the World" (75), "Silent Movie" (76), "The World's Greatest Lover" (77), "Herbie Goes Bananas" (80) and "Barfly" (87).

He founded the Hollywood Playhouse Theater together with the actor Joseph Schildkraut. He was married with the actress Virginia Christine.

Other movies with Fritz Feld:
Broadway (29) One Hysterical Night (29) The Wizard's Apprentice (30) I Met Him in Paris (37) Expensive Husbands (37) Tovarich (37) Lancer Spy (37) Out Where the Stars Begin (38) Gold Diggers in Paris (38) The Affairs of Annabel (38) Campus Confessions (38) Artists and Models Abroad (38) Swingtime in the Movies (38) Go Chase Yourself (38) Idiot's Delight (39) When Tomorrow Comes (39) Quiet, Please (39) Little Accident (39) Everything Happens at Night (39) Little Old New York (40) Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me (40) It's a Date (40) I Was an Adventuress (40) Sandy Is a Lady (40) Three Sons o' Guns (41) You Belong to Me (41) Mexican Spitfire's Baby (41) World Premiere (41) Four Jacks and a Jill (42) Iceland (42) Maisie Gets Her Man (42) Holy Matrimony (43) Henry Aldrich Swings It (43) Take It Big (44) Ever Since Venus (44) Knickerbocker Holiday (44) Captain Tugboat Annie (45) George White Scandals (45) The Wife of Monte Cristo (46) Her Sister's Decret (46) Gentleman Joe Palooka (46) I've Always Loved You (46) Hollywood Wonderland (46) Cupid Goes Nuts (47) Fun on a Weekend (47) Carnival in Costa Rica (47) My Girl Tisa (48) The Noose Hangs High (48) Julia Misbehaves (48) You Gotta Stay Happy (48) Mexican Hayride (48) If You Knew Susie (48) Belle of Old Mexico (50) Rhythm Inn (51) Missing Women (51) Apppointment with Danger (51) Kentucky Jubilee (51) Journey Into Light (51) So You Want to Enjoy Life (52) Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (52) Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (52) So You Want to Be a Musician (53) Call Me Madam (53) Riding Shotgun (54) Up in Smoke (57) Juke Box Rhythm (59) Who's Minding the Store? (63) 4 for Texas (63) Promises! Promises! (63) The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz (68) Hello, Dolly! (69) The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (69) The Phynx (70) Call Her Mom (72) Only with Married Men (74) Freaky Friday (76) Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who SAved Hollywood (76) History of the World: Part I (81) Last of the Great Survivors (84) Get Smat, Again! (89) Homer & Eddie (89) Serie "I Love Lucy: Paris at Last" (56) Serie "Please Don't Eat the Daisies: Two Seats on the Moon-Shot" (65) Serie "Bachelor Father: The Greggs in Paris/Paris in the Spring" (61) Serie "Lost in Space: The Toymaker" (67) Serie "Burke's Law: Who Killed Cassandra Cass?" (64) Serie "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Sort of Do-It-Yourself Dreadful Affair" (66) Serie "Lost in Space: The Android Machine" (66) Serie "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Napoleon's Tomb Affair" (67) Serie "Lost in Space: Two Weeks In Space" (67) Serie "Bewitched: Samantha On The Keyboard" (68) Serie "The Wild, Wild West: The Night of the Avaricious Actuary" (68) Serie "The Beverly Hillbillies: Jethro Proposes" (68) Serie "Batman: The Joker's Flying Saucer" (68) Serie "Land of the Giants: Comeback" (69) Serie "Kolchak: The Night Stalker: They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be/UFO" (74) Serie "The Odd Couple: Felix the Horse Player" (75) Serie "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Hardy Boys And Nancy Drew Meet Dracula" (77) Serie "Tabitha: A Star is Born" (77) Serie "Magnum, P.I.: Birdman of Budapest" (83) Serie "Amazing Stories: Guilt Trip" (85)