|Paul Henreid Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||January 10, 1908|
|Date of Death||March 29, 1992|
Paul Henreid was an Austrian actor, director, producer, and writer best known for appearing as Victor Laszlo in the romantic drama film Casablanca (1942) and Jerry Durrance in the drama film Now, Voyager (1942). His film credits also include Joan of Paris, An Englishman’s Home, Hollow Triumph, Night Train to Munich, The Conspirators, So Young So Bad, Song of Love, In Our Time, Under Your Hat, Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Spanish Main, Of Human Bondage, Morgenrot, Deception, Ten Thousand Bedrooms, For Men Only, Last of the Buccaneers, Between Two Worlds, Devotion, A Woman’s Devotion, Rope of Sand, Pardon My French, Dans la vie tout s’arrange, Stolen Face, Deep in My Heart, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Pirates of Tripoli, Meet Me in Las Vegas, Siren of Bagdad, Cabaret, Holiday for Lovers, Never So Few, Death Among Friends, Thief of Damascus, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Failing of Raymond, Love in Morocco, and Goodbye, Mr. Chips.
Paul Georg Julius Hernreid
He was born on January 10, 1908.
On March 29, 1992, Paul Henreid died of pneumonia at the age of 84 in Santa Monica, California, United States.
Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, California, United States
Paul Henreid studied at Theresianische Akademie, a private boarding and day school governed by the laws for public schools in Vienna, Austria. He also took theatre lessons in Vienna, Austria.
Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
- Father – Karl Alphons Hernreid (Viennese Banker) (b. Carl Hirsch) (died in April 1916)
- Mother – Maria-Luise (Lendecke)
- Others – Emil Hirsch/Hernried (Paternal Grandfather), Laura Karoline Schefteles (Paternal Grandmother)
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Paul Henreid dated –
- Michèle Morgan – He was once romantically involved with French actor Michèle Morgan.
- Ingrid Bergman – Paul Henreid dated Swedish actor Ingrid Bergman and they also worked together in the 1942 romantic drama film Casablanca.
- Ida Lupino – Paul went out with British actor, director, writer, and producer Ida Lupino in the past. They co-starred in the 1944 romantic drama film In Our Time.
- Elizabeth “Lisl” Camilla Julia Gluck (1936-1992) – In 1936, he married Elizabeth “Lisl” Camilla Julia Gluck (1908–1993) and they adopted two daughters named Monika Henreid (b. April 14, 1943) and Mimi Duncan. Paul and Elizabeth remained together until his death in 1992.
- Hedy Lamarr (1942) – He had an affair with Austro-Hungarian-born American actor and inventor Hedy Lamarr in the year 1942.
- Merle Oberon (1951) – Paul Henreid had a short-term romance with Indian-born British actor, writer, and producer Merle Oberon in 1951.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor (1951) – In 1951, he had a fling with Hungarian-American socialite and actor Zsa Zsa Gabor.
- Claudette Colbert (1957) – He went out with American actor Claudette Colbert in 1957.
Race / Ethnicity
Paul Henreid was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on his father’s side and had Austrian roots on his mother’s side.
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Paul Henreid Facts
- Due to anti-semitism, his father converted from Judaism to Catholicism in 1904.
- Despite his family’s objections, he went on to receive theatre training in Vienna.
- Along with Bette Davis, Claude Rains, and Gladys Cooper, Paul Henreid co-starred as Jeremiah “Jerry” Duvaux Durrance in the drama film Now, Voyager in 1942.
- He once said, “I never felt Lee Strasberg could act, and I fail to see how someone who can’t act can teach acting.”
- Paul Henreid was a registered Republican.
- As a director, he worked on the films – For Men Only (1952), A Woman’s Devotion (1956), Live Fast, Die Young (1958), Girls on the Loose (1958), Dead Ringer (1964), and Ballad in Blue (1964).
- He was awarded 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – one for his work in films at 6366 Hollywood Boulevard and another for his work in television at 1720 Vine Street.
- Paul Henreid was selected as Turner Classic Movies Star of the Month in July 2013 and was honored with a day of his filmography during the Turner Classic Movies Summer Under the Stars Festival on August 28, 2020.
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