Friedrich von Ledebur

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Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln
Veteran character actor Friedrich von Ledebur.jpg
Born (1900-06-03)June 3, 1900
Nisko, Austro-Hungarian Empire
Died December 25, 1986(1986-12-25) (aged 86)
Linz, Austria
Years active 1945–1986
Known for Actor in Moby Dick, Alexander the Great (1955) and Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
Spouse(s) Iris Tree (1934-?) (divorced) (1 child)
Gräfin Alice Hoyos von Stichsenstein (1955-?) (1 child)

Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln ((1900-06-03)June 3, 1900 – December 25, 1986(1986-12-25)) was an actor who was known for Moby Dick (1956), Alexander the Great (1955) and Slaughterhouse-Five (1972).

Early life[edit]

Ledebur was born in Austria-Hungary (later Poland) in 1900. Friedrich enlisted in the Austro-Hungarian Imperial Army in 1916 and was an officer in the Austrian Cavalry Division during the last years of World War I.

Interwar period[edit]

In the 1930s Ledebur became a close friend of Charles Bedaux, with whom he traveled extensively in Africa and Canada.[1]

Acting career[edit]

In 1945, von Ledebur made his film debut. He later appeared in Alexander the Great (1955), and played chief harpooneer Queequeg, a South Sea chieftain, in the film Moby Dick (1956). "Better a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian", Herman Melville's Ishmael famously says of Queequeg in the book and the film. He appeared as Brother Christophorus in Twilight Zone episode "The Howling Man".

Selected filmography[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ 'The Champagne Safari (1995) on IMDB entry