Felix Basch

Felix Basch (1885–1944) was a German-Austrian actor, screenwriter and film director.

Felix Basch
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Born(1885-09-16)16 September 1885
Died17 May 1944(1944-05-17) (aged 58)
OccupationFilm actor, screenwriter, film director
Years active1914–1944
Spouse(s)Gretl Basch

He first acted in Vienna, and he was a producer and director for the German film production company U. F. A.[1] Following the Nazi takeover of power in Germany in 1933, the Jewish Basch was forced of films and went into exile, moving to the United States where he appeared in a large number of films acting in character roles. He was married to Gretl Basch and was the father of Peter Basch. Richard Tauber was a second cousin of him .[2]

Basch died May 18, 1944, at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood, California, after several major operations.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit




  • Murray, Bruce Arthur (1990). Film and the German Left in the Weimar Republic: From Caligari to Kuhle Wampe. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-72465-5.
  • Prawer, Siegbert Salomon (2007) [2005]. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910–1933. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-84545-303-9.


  1. ^ a b "Felix Basch, Portrayer of Nazis, Dies in Filmland". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York, Brooklyn. United Press. 18 May 1944. p. 11. Retrieved 30 October 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ Talmore, Rina. "Felix Basch". Geni. Retrieved 23 May 2019.

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