BAUR, HARRY


BAUR, HARRY
BAUR, HARRY (1883–1943), French actor. Born of poor Alsatian parents, Baur was compelled at the age of 12 to work on the Marseilles docks but managed to study at the Marseilles Conservatory of Music. He appeared briefly on the Paris stage but after the outbreak of World War I joined the army. Wounded, he returned to civilian life, continuing to act on the stage until movies became his chief interest. The French called Baur the "king of the character actors," and indeed, his heavy features and bushy brows lent themselves to a great range of parts including Beethoven in the Life and Loves of Beethoven. He also played in Rasputin and in The Golem. Baur was arrested in Berlin in 1942 on charges of forging a certificate of (Aryan) ancestry. Ironically, the Germans had to destroy a costly film because Baur had the main role. He was subsequently tortured for 4 months and died shortly after his release from prison. (Louisa Cuomo)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Baur, Harry — (1880 1943)    Actor. Born Henri Marie Baur in Paris, Harry Baur was the son of a watchmaker. Sent to Catholic school, Baur rebelled and ran away to Marseille, having been refused entry to the Paris Conservatoire d art dramatique. In Marseille he …   Guide to cinema

  • Baur, Harry — (1880 1943)    Actor. Born Henri Marie Baur in Paris, Harry Baur was the son of a watchmaker. Sent to Catholic school, Baur rebelled and ran away to Marseille, having been refused entry to the Paris Conservatoire d art dramatique. In Marseille he …   Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

  • Baur — (Harry) (1880 1943) acteur de théâtre et de cinéma français …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Harry Baur — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Baur. Harry Baur Données clés Nom de naissance Henri Marie Rodolphe Baur Naissance 12 avril 1880 Paris, France Nationalité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Harry Baur — (* 12. April 1880 in Paris; † 8. April 1943 ebenda; eigentlich Henri Marie Baur) war ein französischer Schauspieler. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Filmografie (Auswahl) 3 Literatur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Baur (Familienname) — Baur ist ein Familienname. Bekannte Namensträger Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Harry Baur — (born 12 April 1880 as Henri Marie Baur in Montrouge, Seine (Hauts de Seine), Île de France ndash; died 8 April 1943 in Paris) was a French actor. He was killed by the Gestapo during World War II.Baur gave an acclaimed performance as the composer …   Wikipedia

  • Harry Baur — (nombre completo: Henri Marie Baur). París, 12 de abril de 1880 París, 8 de abril de 1943. Actor francés. Biografía Su carrera cinematográfica recibió un gran impulso gracias a su participación en varias películas de Julien Duvivier. Fue muy… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Harry — es un nombre masculino, forma medieval del nombre Henry. En tiempos modernos se usa como diminutivo de Henry o Harold[1] y puede referirse a: Deborah Harry, cantante y actriz estadounidense. Grupo Blondie. Harry Abend, escultor polaco. Harry… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Baur —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Baur fut le patronyme de plusieurs personnes : Albert Baur, chimiste allemand. Ferdinand Christian Baur (1792 1860), théologien… …   Wikipédia en Français


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