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Fritz Kortner (Fritz Nathan Kohn) was born on 12 May, 1892 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria], is an Actor, Director, Writer. Discover Fritz Kortner's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Fritz Kortner networth?

Popular As Fritz Nathan Kohn
Occupation actor,director,writer
Age 78 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 12 May 1892
Birthday 12 May
Birthplace Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Date of death 22 July, 1970
Died Place Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
Nationality Austria-Hungary [now Austria]

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Who Is Fritz Kortner's Wife?

His wife is Johanna Hofer (1924 - 22 July 1970) ( his death) ( 2 children)

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Fritz Kortner Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Fritz Kortner worth at the age of 78 years old? Fritz Kortner’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. We have estimated Fritz Kortner's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

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He returned to Germany in 1947, where he became noted for his innovative staging and direction of classics by William Shakespeare and Molière, such as a Richard III (1964) in which the king crawls over piles of corpses at the finale.[.


He was an actor and director, known for Somewhere in the Night (1946), Pandora's Box (1929) and The Hands of Orlac (1924). He was married to Johanna Hofer.


During the years he lived in Hollywood Kortner didn't direct for movies. He was assigned as an actor, frequently in anti nazi films like "Der seltsame Tod des Adolf Hitler" (1943), for which Kortner also wrote the screenplay, and "The Hitler Gang" (1944).


Together with the sound film his possibilities of expressiveness widened. He wrote the screenplay for "Der brave Sünder" (1931) together with Alfred Polgar and directed his first sound movie at the same time.


His specialty was in playing sinister and threatening roles, although he also appeared in the title role of Dreyfus (1930). He originally gained attention for his explosive energy on stage and his powerful voice, but as the 1920s progressed his work began to incorporate greater realism as he opted for a more controlled delivery and greater use of gestures.


In the 30s he was confronted with attacks by the National Socialists. There was written in Goebbels propaganda paper "Der Angriff": "For the role in "Gott, Kaiser und Bauer" (1932) they have engaged the Jew Kortner-Kohn who should have finished in the Berliner theater life long ago. He is practically the greasiest and worst type who ever stood on a German stage". (29.12.1932). Kortner had to draw the conclusion and went to exile, first to Vienna (1933), then to London (1934) and finally to New York (1937) and four years later to Hollywood.


Since 1924 Kortner was married with actress Johanna Hofer (1896-1988).


After his breakthrough performance in Ernst Toller's Transfiguration in 1919, he became one of Germany's best-known character actors and the nation's foremost performer of Expressionist works.


In 1915 he made his debut in the film business. He was spot by Harry Piel like many others before him and acted in leading roles for several of his films.


Versatile star character actor, noted for his portrayal of Danton on stage and screen. Son of a jeweller. Studied acting at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna, making his theatrical debut in 1910. Came to fame after 1919 with Max Reinhardt's Deutsches Theater in Berlin, appearing in classical parts such as Shylock and Othello. In film from 1915. After a falling out with Reinhardt, joined Leopold Jessner's Berliner Staatstheater. Forced to leave Germany in 1933 to escape Nazi persecution of Jews. Acted in several films in England, then active in Hollywood from 1938 to 1947 in character roles. Subsequently returned to Germany, primarily acting and directing for the stage.


The actor and director Fritz Kortner attended the study of music and performing arts at the K.K. Academy from 1908 to 1910. When his professor Ferdinand Gregori was appointed as director for the Nationaltheater of Mannheim he obligated Kortner also to this theater. There he made his debut as Maximilian in Kleist's "Das Kätchen von Heilbronn" in the late 10s.


Fritz Kortner was born on May 12, 1892 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Fritz Nathan Kohn.