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Friedrich von Ledebur

Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln (June 3, 1900 – December 25, 1986) was an actor who was known for Moby Dick (1956), Alexander the Great (1955) and Slaughterhouse-Five (1972). Ledebur was born in Austria-Hungary (later Poland) in 1900. Friedrich enlisted in the Austro-Hungarian Imperial Army in 1916, and was an officer in the Austrian Cavalry Division during the last years of World War I. In the 1930s Ledebur became a close friend of Charles Bedaux, with whom he traveled extensively in Africa and Canada. After the war, Ledebur spent the next two decades travelling the world, working all manner of odd jobs from gold mining to deep sea diving, to riding and winning prize money at rodeos. Ledebur settled in the United States in 1939 and anglicised his name to 'Frederick'. A close friendship with fellow adventurer and director John Huston, gave Ledebur his entrée to character acting. In 1945, von Ledebur made his film debut. He later appeared in Alexander the Great (1955), and played chief harpooneer Queequeg, a South Sea chieftain, in the film Moby Dick (1956). "Better a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian", Herman Melville's Ishmael famously says of Queequeg in the book and the film. He appeared as Brother Christophorus in The Twilight Zone episode "The Howling Man". Source: Article "Friedrich von Ledebur" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Jun 3, 1900 In Nisko, Poland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Royal Scandal 1945-03-26
Latest Project:
Movie Ginger and Fred 1986-03-05
Known For
Poster of A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot
Poster of Engadiner Bilderbogen
Poster of The Fall of the Roman Empire
Poster of Notorious
Movie Ginger and Fred l’amiral Aulenti 1986-03-05
Movie Wie der Mond über Feuer und Blut General Schwerin 1981-01-01
Movie Bloodline Innkeeper 1979-06-29
Movie The Standard General 1977-11-25
Movie Sorcerer 'Carlos' 1977-06-24
Movie Montana Trap Martin Ross 1976-05-05
Movie Comenius Kanzler Oxenstjerna 1975-02-28
Movie A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot Don Felipe 1975-12-16
Series Engadiner Bilderbogen Carlo Bivetti 1974-01-07
Movie Une Invitation à la Chasse Prince Von Ehrenberg 1974-11-01
Series La Demoiselle d'Avignon King of Kurlande 1972-01-08
Movie Slaughterhouse-Five German Leader 1972-03-15
Movie The Fight for Rome II - The Betrayal Hildebrand 1969-02-21
Movie The Christmas Tree Vernet 1969-09-25
Movie The Fight for Rome Hildebrand 1968-12-17
Movie Reflections in a Golden Eye Lieutenant at Garden Party (uncredited) 1967-10-11
Movie The Blue Max Feldmarschall von Lenndorf 1966-06-21
Movie Mercenaries of the Rio Grande Count Don Fernando di Rodriganda y Sevilla 1965-03-04
Movie Juliet of the Spirits Medium 1965-10-22
Movie The Fall of the Roman Empire Barbarian (uncredited) 1964-03-24
Movie Yellow Devil Mübarek 1964-08-20
Movie Barabbas Officer (as Frederich Ledebur) 1961-12-23
Movie A Breath of Scandal le comte Sandor 1960-05-15
Series The Twilight Zone Brother Christophorus 1959-10-02
Movie Enchanted Island Mehevi 1958-11-08
Movie The Man Who Turned to Stone Eric 1957-03-01
Movie The 27th Day Dr. Karl Neuhaus 1957-01-07
Movie Voodoo Island Native Chief 1957-02-01
Movie Alexander the Great Antipater (as Friedrich Ledebur) 1956-03-28
Movie Moby Dick Queequeg 1956-06-27
Movie The Great Sinner Casino Secretary (as Frederick Ledebur) 1949-06-29
Movie Notorious Knerr 1946-08-21
Movie A Royal Scandal Russian General (uncredited) 1945-03-26