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Frank Reicher

Frank Reicher

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1875-12-02 · Deathday: 1965-01-19 (89 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: München, Germany

168 Movies · 1 TV show

Also Known As: George H. Lloyd · Frank Reichert

Biography

Frank Reicher (born Franz Reicher; December 2, 1875 – January 19, 1965) was a German-born American actor, director and producer. He is best known for playing Captain Englehorn in the 1933 film King Kong.

Career

Reicher made his Broadway debut the year he came to America playing Lord Tarquin in Harrison Fiske's production of Becky Sharp, a comedy by Langdon Mitchell based on William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. His early career was spent in legitimate theater on and off Broadway. He was head of the Brooklyn Stock Company when Jacob P. Adler performed The Merchant of Venice in Yiddish while the rest of the cast remained in English. Reicher was for a number of years affiliated with the Little Theatre on West Forty-Fourth Street as an actor and manager and would remain active on Broadway as actor, director or producer well into the 1920s. On stage, Reicher starred in such plays as the first Broadway production of Georg Kaiser's From Morning to Midnight (as the cashier), and the original production of Percy MacKaye's The Scarecrow (in the title role).Frank Reicher is probably more familiar to modern audiences as a supporting character actor in films. He began his cinema career with an uncredited role in the 1915 film The Case for Becky and would go on to work in over two hundred motion pictures. He is probably best remembered for playing the character of Captain Englehorn in King Kong and The Son of Kong, and for his work in such films as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950). His last Hollywood role was in the very first theatrical Superman movie, Superman and the Mole Men, in 1951.

Early Life

Reicher was born in Munich, Germany, the son of actor Emanuel Reicher and Hedwig Kindermann, a popular German prima donna who was a daughter of the famous baritone August Kindermann. Reicher's parents divorced in 1881 and his mother died two years later while at Trieste. His half-sister, Hedwiga Reicher, would also become a Hollywood actor. His half-brother Ernst Reicher was popular as gentleman detective Stuart Webbs in the early German cinema of the 1910s. Frank Reicher immigrated to the States in 1899 and became a naturalized American citizen some twelve years later.

Movies & TV shows

1952.

1 TV show

1951.

2 Movies

1950.

1 Movie

1949.

2 Movies

1948.

3 Movies

1947.

5 Movies

1946.

4 Movies

1945.

6 Movies

1944.

5 Movies

1943.

6 Movies

1942.

7 Movies

1941.

7 Movies

1940.

8 Movies

1939.

15 Movies

1938.

7 Movies

1937.

13 Movies

1936.

15 Movies

1935.

10 Movies

1934.

12 Movies

1933.

8 Movies

1932.

4 Movies

1931.

6 Movies

1930.

4 Movies

1929.

5 Movies

1928.

6 Movies

1926.

1 Movie

1921.

1 Movie

1919.

1 Movie

1918.

1 Movie

1917.

1 Movie

1915.

2 Movies
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