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  1. Erich Oswald Hans Carl Maria von Stroheim (born Erich Oswald Stroheim; September 22, 1885 – May 12, 1957) was an Austrian-American director, screenwriter, actor, and producer, most noted as a film star and avant-garde, visionary director of the silent era. His 1924 film Greed (an adaptation of Frank Norris 's 1899 novel McTeague) is considered one of the finest and most important films ever made.

  2. Erich von Stroheim, original name Erich Oswald Stroheim, (born September 22, 1885, Vienna, Austria—died May 12, 1957, near Paris, France), one of the most critically respected motion-picture directors of the 20th century, best known for the uncompromising realism and accuracy of detail in his films. He also wrote screenplays and won recognition as an actor, notably for roles as sadistic, monocled Prussian officers.

  3. Erich von Stroheim. Actor: Sunset Blvd.. Erich von Stroheim was born Erich Oswald Stroheim in 1885, in Vienna, Austria, to Johanna (Bondy), from Prague, and Benno Stroheim, a hatter from Gleiwitz, Germany (now Gliwice, Poland). His family was Jewish. After spending some time working in his father's hat factory, he emigrated to America around 1909.

  4. Erich von Stroheim was born Erich Oswald Stroheim in 1885, in Vienna, Austria, to Johanna (Bondy), from Prague, and Benno Stroheim, a hatter from Gleiwitz, Germany (now Gliwice, Poland). His family was Jewish. After spending some time working in his father's hat factory, he emigrated to America around 1909.

  5. Erich von Stroheim. Highest Rated: 100% The Lost Squadron (1932) Lowest Rated: 64% The Wedding March (1928) Birthday: Sep 22, 1885. Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary.

  6. Biography. Read More. Costumed in tailored military uniforms accessorized with gleaming medals, Austrian émigré Erich von Stroheim became known to American filmgoers during the silent era for his icy portrayals of pre-World War II German soldiers. Arriving in Hollywood in 1914 with a fabricated autobiography of nobility and military honor, von Stroheim gained entry into the film industry as a technical adviso...

  7. Jul 16, 2012 · Directed by Erich von Stroheim. With Erich von Stroheim, Sam de Grasse, Francelia Billington US 1919, 35mm, b/w, silent, 93 min. Already well known for his “Man You Love to Hate” acting persona, von Stroheim made his directorial debut with Blind Husbands. In this box-office success lauded for its “adult” treatment of sexuality, the director steals his own scenes as the debonair villain who upon meeting an American couple at an Austrian mountain resort, immediately and outrageously ...

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