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Fritz Feld

Foto: Alexander Binder (1888-1929)

1900 - 1993

Der Schauspieler Fritz Feld wurde als Fritz Feilchenfeld in Berlin geboren.

Er erhielt beim berühmten Max Reinhardt Schauspielunterricht und konnte bereits im Alter von 17 Jahren in seinem ersten Film mitwirken. In Paul Wegeners "Der Golem und die Tänzerin" (17) verkörperte er die Rolle des Hotelpagen.

In den nächsten Jahren war er vor allem beim Theater aktiv, wo er nicht nur als Schauspieler auftrat sondern oftmals auch die Regie-Assistenz von Max Reinhardt inne hatte, es folgten aber auch wenige weitere Filme wie "Dämon der Welt, 1. Teil: Das Schicksal des Edgar Morton" (19), "Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam" (20), "Weltbrand" (20) und "Christian Wahnschaffe, 2. Teil: Die Flucht aus dem goldenen Kerker" (21).

Danach konzentrierte er sich wieder auf das Theater, ehe er sich Ende der 20er Jahre dazu entschied, in die USA zu gehen. Dort konnte er seine Filmlaufbahn nahtlos fortsetzen, oftmals mit nur kleinen Rollen. Dabei wurde er im Laufe der Jahrzehnte sehr häufig als Hotelangestellter oder Kellner besetzt, erstmals 1937 und letztmals 1989.

In den USA agierte er in einer riesigen Zahl von Filmen, darunter in dem  mit einem Oscar ausgezeichneten "The Last Command" (28), "Blindfold" (28), "Black Magic" (29), "Lancer Spy" (37), "True Confession" (37), "Tovarich" (37), den Klassiker "Bringing Up Baby" (38), "Gold Diggers in Paris" (38), "Quiet, Please" (39) und "At the Circus" (39) mit den Marx Brothers.

In den 40er Jahren sah man den gewitzten Schauspieler in den Produktionen "I Was an Adventuress" (40), "Victory" (40), "Maisie Gets Her Man" (42), "Phantom of the Opera" (43), "The Catman of Paris" (46), "The Wife of Monte Cristo" (46), "Gentleman Joe Palooka" (46), "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (47) mit Danny Kaye, "Trouble Makers "(48) und "The Great Lover" (49).

Ab den 50er Jahren kamen vermehrt TV-Auftritte hinzu und Fritz Feld blieb bis ins hohe Alter ein äusserst vielbeschäftigter Darsteller.

Zu seinen Filmen der 50er und 60er Jahre gehören "The Jackpot" (50), "Little Egypt" (51), "Has Anybody Seen My Gal" (52), "Call Me Madam" (53), "Casanova's Big Night" (54), eine Episode der Serie "Blondie: Oil for the Lamps of Blondie" (57), eine Episode der Serie "Alfred Hitchcock erzählt: Tea Time" (58), eine Episode der Serie "Peter Gunn: Vendetta" (59), "The Ladies Man" (61), "4 for Texas" (63), "The Patsy" (64) mit Jerry Lewis, "Made in Paris" (66), "Three on a Couch" (66), "Penelope" (66), eine Episode der Serie "Lost in Space: The Android Machine" (66), eine Episode der Serie "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Napoleon's Tomb Affair" (67), eine Episode der Serie "Batman: Pop Goes the Joker" (67), "Caprice" (67), "Barefoot in the Park" (67), eine Episode der Serie "Bewitched: Samantha on the Keyboard" (68),"Hello, Dolly!" (69) und "The Comic" (69).

Zu seinen weiterhin zahlreichen Filmen der 70er und 80er Jahre gehören u.a. "The Phynx" (70), "Call Her Mom" (72), "Herbie Rides Again" (74), eine Episode der Serie "The Odd Couple: Felix the Horse Player" (75), "The Sunshine Boys" (75), "Silent Movie" (76) mit Mel Brooks, "Freaky Friday" (76), "The World's Greatest Lover" (77), "Herbie Goes Bananas" (80), "History of the World: Part I" (81), eine Episode der Serie "Magnum, P.I.: Birdman of Budapest" (83), eine Episode der Serie "Simon & Simon: Simon Without Simon" (85), "Barfly" (87), eine Episode der Serie "Sledge Hammer!: Icebreaker" (87), "Get Smart, Again!" (89) und "Homer and Eddie" (89).

Fritz Feld war mit der Schauspielerin Virginia Christine Kraft verheiratet. Sein Bruder war der Filmausstatter Rudi Feld.

Weitere Filme mit Fritz Feld:
A Ship Comes In (28) Broadway (29) One Hysterical Night (29) The Wizard's Apprentice (30) I Met Him in Paris (37) Expensive Husbands (37) Hollywood Hotel (37) Romance in the Dark (38) Out Where the Stars Begin (38) I'll Give a Million (38) The Affairs of Annabel (38) Campus Confessions (38) Artists and Models Abroad (38) Swingtime in the Movies (38) Idiot's Delight (39) When Tomorrow Comes (39) Little Accident (39) Everything Happens at Night (39) Little Old New York (40) Millionaire Playboy (40) Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me (40) It's a Date (40) Sandy Is a Lady (40) Come Live with Me (41) Three Sons o' Guns (41) World Premiere (41) You Belong to Me (41) Skylark (41) The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (41) Four Jacks and a Jill (42) Shut My Big Mouth (42) Sleepytime Gal (42) Iceland (42) Heavenly Music (43) Henry Aldrich Swings It (43) Holy Matrimony (43) Passport to Destiny (44) Knickerbocker Holiday (44) Take It Big (44) Ever Since Venus (44) The Great John L. (45) George White's Scandals (45) Captain Tugboat Annie (45) Her Sister's Secret (46) I've Always Loved You (46) Carnival in Costa Rica (47) Cupid Goes Nuts (47) Fun on a Week-End (47) My Girl Tisa (48) If Yo Knew Susie (48) The Noose Hangs High (48) Julia Misbehaves (48) You Gotta Stay Happy (48)Mexican Hayride (48) The Loveable Cheat (49) Serie "Jackson and Jill: Model Mix-up" (49) Belle of Old Mexico (50) Appointment with Danger (50) Riding High (50) So You're Going to Have an Operation (50) Serie "The Buster Keaton Show: Buster in the Jungle" (50) Rhythm Inn (51) Missing Women (51) Kentucky Jubilee (51) Journey Into Light (51) Sky High (51) My Favorite Spy (51) Serie "The Amos 'n Andy Show: Andy Gets a Telegram" (51) The Last Half Hour: The Mayerling Story (51) So You Want to Enjoy Life (52) Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (52) O. Henry's Full House: The Gift of the Magi (52) Serie "Racket Squad: One More Dream" (52) So You Want to Wear the Pants (52) Serie "My Hero: Model of Blossom" (52) Serie "Dangerous Assignment: The Italian Movie Story" (52) Serie "Dangerous Assingment: The Mine Story" (52) Serie "My Little Margie: Hollywood Trip" (53) So You Want to Be a Musician (53) Serie "Mr. & Mrs. North: Hot Minnk" (53) Serie "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: Simplon Express" (53) Crime Wave (53) The French Line (53) Paris Playboys (54) Riding Shotgun (54) Serie "Duffy's Tavern: Archie's Singing Contest" (54) Living It Up (54) Serie "I Married Joan: Clothes Budget" (54) Serie "My Little Margie: Miss Whoozis" (55) Serie "TV Reader's Digest: Top Secret" (55) Serie "The Colgate Comedy Hour: Robeta" (55) Jail Busters (55) Serie "December Bride: The Shoplifter" (55) Serie "I Love Lucy: Paris at Last" (56) So You Want to Be Pretty (56) Serie "The Red Skelton Show: Hollywood Plumber" (56) Serie"The Adventures of Jim Bowie: im Bowie and His Slave" (56) Serie "Shirley Temple's Storybook: Dick Whittington and His Cat" (58) Serie "Hey, Jeannie!: The Bet" (58) Serie "The Thin Man: Damone Dilemma" (58) Serie "The Thin Man: Lady Frankenstein" (59) Juke Box Rhythm (59) Serie "The Milton Berle Show:" (59) Don't Five Up the Ship (59) Serie "General Electric Theater: Miracle at the Opera" (59) Serie "Make Room for Daddy: The Deerfield Story" (60) The Miracle of the White Reindeer (60) Serie "Bachelor Fahter: The Greggs in Paris" (61) Serie "The Deputy: Cherchez la Femme" (61) Serie "Make Room for Daddy: Tonoose, the Boss" (61) Serie "Adventures in Paradise: Queens Back to Back" (61) The Errand Boy (61) Pocketful of Miracles (61) Serie "General Electric Theater: The Free Wheelers" (62) Serie "Follow the Sun: Chalk One Up for Johnny" (62) Serie "Make Room for Daddy: Charles the Artist" (62) Wives and Lovers (63) Promises...Promises! (63) Who's Minding the Store? (63) Serie "Vacation Playhouse: Hooray for Hollywood" (64) Serie "Burke's Law: Who Killed Cassandra Cass?" (64) Serie "Valentine's Day: The Hottest Game in Town" (64) Serie "The Farmer's Daughter: Rendezvous for Two" (64) Serie "The Farmer's Daughter: The Helping Hand" (64) Serie "No Time for Sergeants: My Fair Andy" (65) Harlo (65) Serie "Please Don't Eat the Daisies: Two Seats on the Moon Shot" (65) Serie "Laredo: Coup de Grace" (66) Serie "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. The Danis Blue Affair" (66) Way...Way Out (66) Fame Is the Name of the Game (66) Serie "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Sort of Di-It-Yourself Dreadful Affair" (66) Serie "Lost in Space: Two Weeks in Space" (67)  The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz" (68) Serie "The Beverly Hillbillies: Jethro Proposes" (68) Serie "Batman: The Joker's Flying Saucer" (68) Serie "The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Avaricious Actuary" (68) Serie "Land of the Giants: Comeback" (69) The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (69) Which Way to the Front? (70) Serie "Love, American Style: Love and the Vacation" (71) Serie "Firehouse: Tide of Terror" (74) Serie "Kolchak: TheNight Stalker" (74) Only with Married Men (74) The Strongest Man in the World (75) Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (76) Serie "ABC Afterschool Specials: P.J. and the President's Son" (76) Serie "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Misteries: Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula" (77) Serie "Tabitha: A Star Is Born" (77) Legend of the Northwest (78) Serie "Supertrain: And a Cup of Kindness Too" (79) Last of the Great Survivors (84) Serie "George Burns Comedy Week: The Couch" (85) Serie "Amazing Stories: Guilt Trip" (85)