Louis Adlon

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Louis Adlon
Born (1907-10-07)October 7, 1907
Berlin, Germany
Died March 31, 1947(1947-03-31) (aged 39)
Los Angeles, California USA
Cause of death heart attack
Other names Duke Adlon
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1934-1945
Spouse(s) Rose Davies

Louis Adlon (7 October 1907 – 31 March 1947), also known as Duke Adlon, was a German-born American motion-picture actor.


A supporting actor and bit player from Germany, in Hollywood from the late-1930s. Adlon was the grandson of Lorenz Adlon, founder of the famous Adlon Hotel in Berlin, where he spent much of his childhood. Although his Hollywood screen roles were minuscule at best, Adlon later gained fame as the main character of the 1997 semi-documentary In The Glamorous World of the Adlon Hotel, written and directed by his nephew, German cult director Percy Adlon.

Adlon became a war correspondent for International News Service during the war, and was married to Rose Douras Davies, sister of actress Marion Davies. He died of a heart attack following a trip to Mexico. Originally interred in the Douras Family Mausoleum at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, he was removed and buried in front of the mausoleum in March 1951.

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