Carl Esmond

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Carl Esmond
Born Willy Eichberger
(1902-06-14)June 14, 1902
Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria)
Died December 4, 2004(2004-12-04) (aged 102)
Brentwood, California, USA
Years active 1933–85
Spouse(s) Ruth Taub (?-2004) (his death)

Carl Esmond (June 14, 1902 – December 4, 2004) was an Austrian stage actor, born in Vienna, Austria. His birth name was Willy Eichberger which he later anglicized to Charles Esmond and finally to Carl Esmond. He was highly active in the Viennese genre of shallow romantic comedies so popular in the Austria of the interwar period. Like many of his fellow actors, Esmond fled Germany to England following the German takeover in 1938. Esmond continued to appear on stage as well as in British and American films. He appeared in over 50 films and numerous television programs. He died in Brentwood, California in 2004 at the age of 102.

Filmography[edit]

  • (1933) Kaiserwalzer- Viktor Eggersdorf
  • (1933) Liebelei- Lt. Theo Kaiser
  • (1933) Kleines Mädel-großes Glück- Georg Hellwig
  • (1933) Inge und die Millionen- Walter Brink
  • (1934) Die Liebe Siegt
  • (1934) Count Rudi von Hohenberg
  • (1934) Evensong- Archduke Theodore
  • (1935) Invitation to the Waltz- Carl
  • (1935) Blutsbrüder- Mirko
  • (1935) Die Pompadour- Francois Boucher
  • (1936) The Postman from Longjumeau - Chapelou
  • (1936) Der Facorit der Kaiserin
  • (1936) Fräulein Veronika- Paul Schmidt
  • (1936) Prater- Fred-ein Maler
  • (1936) Burgtheater- Josef Rainer
  • (1936) Romanze- Graf Eduard Romanel
  • (1938) The Dawn Patrol- Von Mueller
  • (1939) Thunder Afloat- U-boat Captain
  • (1940) Little Men- Professor Bhaer
  • (1941) Sergeant York- German Major
  • (1941) Sundown- Jan Kuypens
  • (1942) Pacific Rendezvous- Andre Leemuth
  • (1942) Panama Hattie- Lucas Kefler
  • (1942) The Navy Comes Through- Richerd Kroner
  • (1942) Seven Sweethearts- Carl Randall
  • (1943) Margin for Error- Baron Max von Alvenstor
  • (1943) First Comes Courage- Maj. Paul Dichter
  • (1944) Address Unknown- Baron von Freische
  • (1944) The Story of Dr. Wassell- Lt. Dirk van Daal
  • (1944) Resisting Enemy Interrogation- Major von Behn
  • (1944) The Master Race- Dr. Andrei Krystoff
  • (1944) Ministry of Fear- Willi Hilfe
  • (1944) Experiment Perilous- Maitland
  • (1945) Without Love- Paul Carrell
  • (1945) Her Highness and the Bellboy- Baron Zoltan Faludi
  • (1945) This Love of Ours- Uncle Bob
  • (1946) The Catman of Paris- Charles Regnier
  • (1946) Lover Come Back- Paul Millard
  • (1947) Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman- Dr. Lorenz
  • (1947) Slave Girl- El Hamid
  • (1948) Walk a Crooked Mile- Dr. Ritter von Stalb
  • (1950) The Desert Hawk - Kibar
  • (1950) Mystery Submarine- Lt. Heldman
  • (1951) Racket Squad
  • (1951) Stars Over Hollywood
  • (1952) Gruen Guild Playhouse- Baron de Sarnac, Chief of Police
  • (1952) The World in His Arms- Prince Semyon
  • (1952) Biff Baker, U.S.A.- Major Morovik
  • (1952) Schlitz Playhouse of Stars- Count Borselli
  • (1953) Ford Theatre
  • (1953) Liebeserwachen- Michael Rainer
  • (1954) Regina Amstetten- Prof. Werner Grüter
  • (1955) Lola Montès- Doctor
  • (1956) Crossroads - Major Zuntz
  • (1955–56) Lux Video Theatre- Victor Laszlo
  • (1955–56) Jane Wyman Presents: The Fireside Theatre
  • (1956) Cheyenne - Col. Picard
  • (1955–56) Passport to Danger- Fabian
  • (1956) The Joseph Cotten Show - Vail
  • (1956) Soldiers of Fortune- Helmut van Dorn
  • (1957) Climax!- Paul Ehrenhardt
  • (1957) Meet McGraw
  • (1958) From the Earth to the Moon- Jules Verne
  • (1959) Behind Closed Doors- Dr. Haas
  • (1959) General Electric Theater- Nikolas Bethlan
  • (1959) Thunder in the Sun- Andre Dauphin
  • (1959) 77 Sunset Strip - Kurt von Paulus
  • (1959) Five Fingers - Marcuse
  • (1959) Behind Closed Doors - Dr. Haas[1]
  • (1960) Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond- Emile
  • (1960) The Deputy- Duke Dmitri
  • (1961) Maverick- Comte deLisle
  • (1961) Hawaiian Eye- Von Steuben
  • (1962) Hitler- Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
  • (1962) Brushfire!- Martin
  • (1963) The Kiss of the Vampire- Anton
  • (1964) The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters - Baron Pyrrhos
  • (1965) Mortituri- Busch
  • (1965) Run For Your Life- Otto Hiltz
  • (1965) Convoy- Field Marshal Von Spear
  • (1966) Agent for H.A.R.M.- Professor Jan Stefánik
  • (1966) The Man From U.N.C.L.E.- Baron Freddy de Chasseur
  • (1967) Garrison's Gorillas- German General
  • (1967) Insight
  • (1967) The Big Valley- Marquis de Laccaise
  • (1970) To Rome With Love- Kurt
  • (1972) O'Hara, U.S. Treasury- August Werner
  • (1972) McMillan & Wife- Zeiss
  • (1977) The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- Kolbe
  • (1985) My Wicked, Wicked Ways...The Legend of Errol Flynn- General Von Helmuth

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Behind Closed Doors’". ctva.biz. Retrieved September 2, 2009. 

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