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Curt Bois

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Curt Bois (April 5, 1901 – December 25, 1991) was a German actor. He is best remembered for his performance as the Pickpocket in Casablanca (1942). Bois was born in Berlin and began acting in 1907, becoming one of the film world's first child actors, with a role in the silent movie Bauernhaus und Grafenschloß. In 1909, he played the title role in Der Kleine Detektiv ('The Little Detective'). Bois' acting career spanned eighty years, a longer period than can be claimed by any other actor. His final performance was in 1987's Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire). Bois performed in theatre, cabaret, musicals, silent film and "talkies" over his career as an actor. In 1934, Bois was forced to leave his home for the United States, where he found work on stage on Broadway. By 1937, he had found his way to Hollywood, and began acting in American pictures, the best-known of which was Casablanca (1942), with a single speech warning about pickpockets as "vultures everywhere". After World War II Bois decided it was safe to return to Germany, which he did in 1950. He finished his life and career in Germany, first in the East, and finally in the West. Bois died in Berlin, the city of his birth, at the age of ninety. Description above from the Wikipedia article Curt Bois, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    


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Born:
Apr 5, 1901 In Berlin, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
91
First Appeared:
In the movie Mother Love 1909-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Wings of Desire 1987-05-17
Known For
Poster of Wings of Desire
Poster of War was, Rickie?
Poster of Der Alte
Poster of The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Filmography
Movie Wings of Desire Homer 1987-05-17
Series Detektivbüro Roth Robert Maschenberg 1986-04-22
Series Kir Royal Friedrich Danziger 1986-09-22
Series War was, Rickie? Onkel Erwin 1985-01-01
Series Kleine Stadt, ich liebe dich Theo Kleber 1985-01-07
Movie Haus Vaterland 1983-12-12
Movie Der Mond scheint auf Kylenamoe Unknown 1981-01-01
Movie Der Schützling 1981-01-01
Movie Flächenbrand Bühler 1981-04-12
Movie Gesucht wird... Drei Geschichten um nicht ganz ehrenwerte Herren Unknown 1981-06-14
Movie The Boat Is Full Lazar Ostrowskij 1981-04-25
Movie Die Alten kommen Unknown 1980-01-27
Movie Bühne frei für Kolowitz Benjamin Weiß 1980-05-26
Movie Wochenendgeschichten Unknown 1980-03-02
Series NDR Talk Show himself 1979-02-09
Movie Das Idol von Mordassow Fürst 1979-07-21
Movie Liebe, Tod und Heringshäppchen Friedrich Schlick 1979-08-26
Movie Das Rentenspiel Unknown 1977-01-01
Series Der Alte Karl Brunner 1977-04-11
Series Film Emigration from Nazi Germany Self (archive footage) 1975-11-11
Movie Strychnin und saure Drops Unknown 1974-12-26
Movie Der große Zauberer - Max Reinhardt Self 1973-10-30
Movie Der Pott Simon Norton 1971-01-12
Movie Der trojanische Sessel Franz Seider 1971-10-06
Movie Amerika oder der Verschollene Vater 1969-10-14
Series Der Kommissar Vater Klinger 1969-01-03
Movie Ganovenehre Seiden-Emil 1966-04-13
Movie Die hundertste Nacht Iwakichi 1966-04-26
Movie Der eingebildete Kranke Argan 1964-12-20
Movie Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti Johannes Puntila 1960-10-20
Movie The Haunted Castle Hugo 1960-12-15
Movie Androklus und der Löwe Unknown 1958-05-14
Movie Der Stern von Afrika Unknown 1957-08-13
Series Aktuelle Schaubude himself 1957-12-07
Series Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) Self 1951-01-01
Movie Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey Pierre 1950-02-05
Movie Caught Franzi Kartos 1949-02-17
Movie A Kiss in the Dark Hugo Schloss 1949-03-25
Movie The Great Sinner Jeweler / Money Lender 1949-06-29
Movie The Woman from Tangier Parquit 1948-02-12
Movie Arch of Triumph Tattooed Waiter 1948-02-17
Movie The Woman in White Louis 1948-05-07
Movie Jungle Flight Pepe 1947-08-22
Movie The Spanish Main Paree 1945-10-01
Movie Saratoga Trunk Augustin Haussy 1945-11-21
Movie Cover Girl Chef at Danny McGuire's 1944-03-22
Movie Blonde Fever Brillon 1944-12-05
Movie Gypsy Wildcat Valdi 1944-08-02
Movie Paris After Dark Max 1943-10-15
Movie Princess O'Rourke Count Peter de Candome 1943-10-23
Movie Destroyer Yasha 1943-08-19
Movie Swing Fever Nick Sirocco 1943-11-01
Movie The Desert Song François 1943-12-17
Movie The Tuttles of Tahiti Jensen 1942-05-01
Movie Blue, White, and Perfect Friedrich Gerber, alias Nappy Dubois 1942-01-06
Movie Pacific Rendezvous Kestrin 1942-05-21
Movie Casablanca Pickpocket 1942-11-26
Movie That Night in Rio Felicio Salles 1941-04-11
Movie Hold Back the Dawn Bonbois 1941-09-26
Movie The Eternal Jew Himself (archive footage) 1940-11-28
Movie The Lady in Question Henri Lurette 1940-08-07
Movie He Stayed for Breakfast Comrade Tronavich 1940-08-31
Movie Boom Town Ferdie the Tailor 1940-08-30
Movie Hullabaloo Armand Francois 1940-10-25
Movie Bitter Sweet Ernst 1940-11-08
Movie Hotel Imperial Anton 1939-05-11
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Student 1939-12-29
Movie Gold Diggers in Paris Padrinsky 1938-06-11
Movie Romance in the Dark Von Hemisch 1938-03-24
Movie Garden of the Moon Maharajah of Sund 1938-09-23
Movie Boy Meets Girl Dance Director 1938-08-27
Movie The Great Waltz Kienzl 1938-11-04
Movie Hollywood Hotel Dress Designer 1937-12-20
Movie Tovarich Alfonso 1937-12-25
Movie Scherben bringen Glück Unknown 1932-01-01
Movie Ein steinreicher Mann Curt 1932-02-13
Movie Der Schlemihl 1931-11-27
Movie Anschluß um Mitternacht Emil 1929-05-01
Movie Majestät schneidet Bubiköpfe 1928-05-21
Movie Der Fürst von Pappenheim Unknown 1927-09-07
Movie Wehe wenn sie losgelassen Ali ben Mokka 1926-02-20
Movie The Golden Butterfly Unknown 1926-07-31
Movie Gräfin Plättmamsell 1926-11-25
Movie Der Jüngling aus der Konfektion Moritz Spiegel 1926-11-19
Movie She and the Three Der Hilfsregisseur 1922-06-22
Movie The Oyster Princess Conductor 1919-06-16
Movie The Indian's Gift Kind 1914-01-24
Movie The Minister's Daughter Young Hans 1913-03-27
Movie Ein neuer Erwerbszweig Unknown 1912-01-01
Movie Mother Love 1909-01-01
Movie Klebolin Sticks to Everything Unknown 1909-04-13