Philip Dorn

Philip Dorn

  • Highest Rated: 100% I Remember Mama (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 89% Random Harvest (1942)
  • Birthday: Sep 30, 1905
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Born Hein Van Der Niet, this handsome, deep-voiced leading man debuted onstage at age 14, going on to play leads in Dutch and European productions, in which he was billed as "Fritz Van Dongen." By the late '30s he was a popular matinee idol and screen actor. He moved to Hollywood when World War II broke out; beginning with Enemy Agent (1940) he played leads in numerous Hollywood films, often portraying refugees, anti-Nazi Germans, and Continental lovers. He began playing more mature roles in the late '40s, notably as Papa in I Remember Mama (1948) with Irene Dunne. Having long suffered from phlebitis, in 1945 he had the first of a series of strokes, which eventually ruined his voice; over the next few years he went on to have a heart attack and to require brain surgery. He returned to Europe in the early '50s and appeared in a number of films and plays; but following an injury in a stage accident he retired in 1955. He lived the last two decades of his life confined to his California home. He was married to Dutch actress Marianne Van Dam.

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No Score Yet Verwehte Spuren (Covered Tracks) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Spy Hunt Actor 2012
No Score Yet Die Reise nach Tilsit (The Trip to Tilsit) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Dreaming Lips Actor 1953
No Score Yet Sealed Cargo Conrad 1951
No Score Yet The Fighting Kentuckian Col. Georges Geraud 1949
100% I Remember Mama Papa 1948
No Score Yet I've Always Loved You Leopold Goronoff 1946
No Score Yet Paris Underground Actor 1945
No Score Yet Blonde Fever Peter Donay 1944
No Score Yet Passage to Marseille Renault 1944
No Score Yet Reunion in France Robert Cortot 1942
89% Random Harvest Dr. Jonathan Benet 1942
No Score Yet Tarzan's Secret Treasure Vandermeer 1941
No Score Yet Ziegfeld Girl Franz Kolter 1941
No Score Yet Underground Eric Franken 1941
No Score Yet Escape Dr. Ditten 1940


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