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Louis Calhern Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Biography

Louis Calhern Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1½ in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth February 19, 1895
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Date of Death May 12, 1956

Louis Calhern was an American actor and stage artist who was cast in various projects such as Too Wise Wives, The Last Moment, The Road to Singapore, They Call It SinBlonde CrazyThe Woman Accused20,000 Years in Sing SingNight After NightFrisco Jenny, Afraid to TalkThe Count of Monte CristoThe World Gone MadThe Man with Two Faces, Strictly PersonalDiplomaniacsThe Affairs of CelliniDuck SoupThe Last Days of Pompei, Woman WantedThe Bad and the Beautiful, The Gorgeous Hussy, The Life of Emile Zola, 5th Ave GirlHer Husband Lies, Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet, Nobody’s DarlingThe Bridge of San Luis ReyI Take This WomanHeaven Can WaitWashington Story, Up in ArmsArch of TriumphNotoriousNancy Goes to RioThe Red DanubeAnnie Get Your GunThe Red PonyIt’s a Big Country, Two Weeks with LoveThe Asphalt JungleA Life of Her Own, The Magnificent YankeeA Letter from a SoldierThe Man with a CloakInvitationRemains to Be Seen, The Prisoner of ZendaConfidentially ConnieWe’re Not Married!Main Street to Broadway, Men of the Fighting LadyThe ProdigalBlackboard JungleThe Student Prince, High Society, Betrayed, and Woman, Wake Up.

Born Name

Carl Henry Vogt

Other Names

Louis Calhern, Lou

Louis Calhern as seen in a still
Louis Calhern as seen in a still (Photo by Vandamm, New York / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on February 19, 1895.


On May 12, 1956, Louis Calhern died of a sudden heart attack at the age of 61 in Nara, Nara, Japan. He was there to film the 1956 comedy film The Teahouse of the August Moon and was replaced in the film by Paul Ford.

Resting Place

Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States





Actor, Stage Artist


  • Father – Eugene Adolf Vogt (Tobacco Dealer)
  • Mother – Hubertina Friese Vogt
  • Siblings – He had a sister.



Louis Calhern and Natalie Schafer as seen in their wedding photograph taken at Wee Kirk o' the Heather chapel at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California in 1933
Louis Calhern and Natalie Schafer as seen in their wedding photograph taken at Wee Kirk o’ the Heather chapel at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California in 1933 (Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection / / Public Domain)


6 ft 1½ in or 186.5 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Louis Calhern dated –

  1. Ilka Chase (1926-1927)​ – He married his first wife Ilka Chase (an actor, radio host, and novelist) in June 1926 but the marriage ended in divorce the following year in February.
  2. Julia Hoyt (1927-1932)​ – He was married to Julia Hoyt from 1927 to 1932.
  3. Natalie Schafer (1933-1942)​ – In 1933, he married actor Natalie Schafer but they later divorced in 1942. The duo went on to appear together in the 1956 fantasy romantic comedy film Forever, Darling.
  4. Marianne Stewart (1946-1955) – Between 1946 and 1955, he was married to Marianne Stewart.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Often played snobby and/or excessively-powerful characters



Louis Calhern and Claire Windsor as seen in 'The Blot' (Lois Weber Productions, 1921)
Louis Calhern and Claire Windsor as seen in ‘The Blot’ (Lois Weber Productions, 1921) (Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research / / Public Domain)

Louis Calhern Facts

  1. His parents were German immigrants.
  2. When he was in elementary school, Louis Calhern’s family shifted from New York to St. Louis, Missouri.
  3. He changed his German given name “Carl” to “Louis Calhern” because of the anti-German sentiment during World War I. The name “Louis Calhern” is an amalgamation of his hometown of St. Louis and his first and middle names, Carl and Henry (Calhern).
  4. In 1950, he portrayed the character of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (an American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1902 to 1932) in the biographical film The Magnificent Yankee. For this role, Louis Calhern was nominated for an Academy Award in the “Best Actor in a Leading Role” category.
  5. He has been a part of 6 films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant – Duck Soup (1933), The Life of Emile Zola (1937), Notorious (1946), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Blackboard Jungle (1955).

Featured Image by Photo by Vandamm, New York / eBay / Public Domain

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