Rudolf Senius

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The actor and singer Rudolf Senius began his professional career as a businessman before he went to the stage in 1885. He got singing lessons, afterwards his first appearance as a singer was in Bielefeld. It followed engagements in Krefeld, Hamburg, Magdeburg and Berlin. From 1894 to 1900 he was engaged at the Irving Palace Theatre in New York.

Back in Germany he appeared again in Berlin and Hamburg but also in Frankfurt.

He was only seldom engaged for movies and his film career was limited to the silent movie era.

His first movie came in 1913 into being with "Aus eines Mannes Mädchenzeit" (13) and he played the role of councillor of commerce at the side of Wilhelm Bendow, Olga Engl, Manny Ziener, Richard Senius and Siegfried Dessauer.

Six years later followed the sequel "Aus eines Mannes Mädchenjahre" (19) with Olga Engl, Siegfried Dessauer, Erika Glässner, Hans Albers, Manny Ziener and Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur.

In the next few years he acted in few more movies like "Unsere Schwiegertochter" (19), Erich Schönfelder's "Kakadu und Kiebitz" (20) as Theodor Stänker with Ossi Oswalda, Marga Köhler, Victor Janson and Hans Junkermann as well as "Die Brüder Karamasoff" (20) with Fritz Kortner, Emil Jannings, Bernhard Goetzke, Hermann Thimig, Werner Krauss, Hanna Ralph, Rudolf Lettinger and Josefine Dora.