1901 - 1975
The actor Frits van Dongen was born as Hein van der Niet in Scheveningen, Holland. He was the first Dutchman who was able to launch a successful Hollywood career.
He began his film career in Holland with movies like "Op hoop van zegen"
(34), "De Kribbebijter" (35) and "Rubber" (36).
Because the political circumstances changes quickly in Germany he could
only continue his promising career for a short time with the movies "Verwehte
Spuren" (38) and "Die Reise nach Tilsit" (39).
He continued his career in the USA after World War II and from time to time he also appeared in German movies again. To his last works belong "I Remember Mama" (48), "In letzter Sekunde" (49), "Spy Hunt" (50), "Türme des Schweigens" (52) and "Salto Mortale" (53).
When Frits van Dongen caught a serious injury on a stage in Holland
in 1955 he had to withdraw from acting and spent the rest of his life more
or less isolated.
Other movies with Frits van Dongen/Philip