Ludwig Donath

Ludwig Donath

Highest Rated: 100% Jolson Sings Again (1949)

Lowest Rated: 68% Torn Curtain (1966)

Birthday: Mar 6, 1900

Birthplace: Not Available

Ludwig Donath started his stage career in his native Vienna, shortly after matriculating from that city's Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. A prominent actor on the Berlin stage in the late 1920s and early 1930s, Donath fled Germany when Hitler came to power in 1933. He relocated in the U.S., where he made his screen debut in 1942's The Lady From Chungking. Among his wartime films was The Strange Death of Adolph Hitler (1943), in which he played an actor required to impersonate Der Fuehrer. Donath is most fondly remembered for his portrayal of Papa Yoelson in the twin biopics The Jolson Story (1946) and Jolson Sings Again (1949). Blacklisted in the 1950s for his alleged left-wing political views, Ludwig Donath returned before the cameras in the early 1960s; perhaps significantly, one of his comeback performances was on the 1963 Twilight Zone episode "He Lives", a cautionary fable about the resurgence of fascism in America.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Strange Death Of Adolf Hitler Actor 2012
68% Torn Curtain Prof. Gustav Lindt 1966
No Score Yet Sins of Jezebel Naboth 1954
No Score Yet My Pal Gus Karl 1952
No Score Yet The Great Caruso Alfredo Brazzi 1951
No Score Yet Sirocco Flophouse Proprietor 1951
No Score Yet The Killer That Stalked New York Dr. Cooper 1950
100% Jolson Sings Again Cantor Yoelson 1949
No Score Yet The Great Sinner Doctor 1949
No Score Yet The Lovable Cheat Violette 1949
No Score Yet To the Ends of the Earth Nicholas Sokim 1948
No Score Yet Sealed Verdict Jacob Meyersohn 1948
No Score Yet Blondie Knows Best Dr. Titus 1946
No Score Yet The Jolson Story Cantor Yoelson 1946
No Score Yet The Devil's Mask Dr. Karger 1946
97% Gilda German 1946
No Score Yet Counter-Attack (One Against Seven) Mueller 1945
No Score Yet The Master Race Schmidt 1944
No Score Yet The Hitler Gang Gustav von Kahr 1944
No Score Yet Tampico Commander 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Dr. Vranken 1944
71% This Land Is Mine German Captain 1943
85% Hangmen Also Die Schirmer 1943
No Score Yet Margin for Error Adolf Hitler 1943
No Score Yet Lady from Chungking Hans Gruber 1942


No Score Yet The Fugitive
Josef 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Von Kronen 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
Kaufman 1963
80% The Twilight Zone
Ernst Ganz 1963


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