For the director with this birth name, see Richard Pottier.
|Born||(1890-09-16)16 September 1890|
|Died||22 March 1969(1969-03-22) (aged 78)
|Other names||Ernest Dorian|
|Known for||The Third Man|
|Spouse(s)||Anuschka Fuchs (1922–1969; his death)|
Deutsch was the son of Prague-based Jewish merchant Ludwig Kraus and his wife, Louise.
He married childhood friend Anuschka Fuchsova (daughter of Prague industrialist Arthur Fuchs) in 1922.
Anuschka's cousin, Herbert Fuchs of Robettin, was the brother-in-law of author Franz Werfel.
Life and career
Deutsch grew up in Prague, and attended high school.
He was a skilled tennis player, ranking seventh on the Austro-Hungarian tennis list.
After high school, Deutsch served in the army.
He was a childhood friend of Franz Werfel.
After a short season in Prague, Edgar Licho hired him for the Albert Theatre in Dresden, where he moved in 1916.
In Dresden, Deutsch played Franz Moor in Schiller's The Robbers and Moritz Stiefel in Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening.
His performance in the title role of Hasenclever's The Son, which premiered on 8 October 1916, established him as an Expressionist actor; he also appeared in the play in 1918 and 1923.
In 1917, Deutsch went to the Volksbühne in Berlin.
Beginning in 1916, Deutsch appeared in 42 silent films.
Beginning 1942 he appeared as Ernest Dorian in Hollywood films, primarily as Nazis and German officers.
After a 1946 stay in Buenos Aires, Deutsch returned to Vienna via Paris the following year.
In Vienna, he became a member of the Burgtheater.
At the National Theatre Deutsch appeared in The Helpers of God, about Red Cross founder Henri Dunant, in 1948.
Three years later he moved back to Berlin, appearing at the Schiller and Schlossparktheater.
Deutsch also toured in Germany and abroad.
He played Nathan for more than 2,000 performances, and traveled with productions throughout Europe.
Deutsch died on 22 March 1969 in Berlin, and is buried in the Jewish cemetery on the Berlin highway.
For the fourth anniversary of his death in 1973, Friedrich Schütter's former Junges Theater in the Uhlenhorst quarter of Hamburg was renamed after Deutsch (who had staged a performance of Nathan The Wise there shortly before his death).
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst Deutsch.