Rudolph Anders

Rudolph Anders (December 17, 1895 – March 27, 1987) was a German character actor who came to the United States after the rise of Hitler, and appeared in numerous American films in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

Rudolph Anders
Rudolph Anders in She Demons.jpg
Anders in She Demons (1958)
Rudolf Franz Amendt

(1895-12-17)December 17, 1895
Waldkirch, Baden, Germany
DiedMarch 27, 1987(1987-03-27) (aged 91)
Other namesRobert O. Davis
Years active1930–1965


He was born Rudolf Franz Amendt in Waldkirch, Baden, Germany. In the United States during the 1940s, he used the stage name of Robert O. Davis, and after the War used the name Rudolph Anders. His German-accented English confined him largely to "accent roles", and during World War II to villain parts, although not leading roles as his small build, wide eyes, soft voice and naturally quiet demeanor did not allow him to appear overly menacing.

He was naturalized an American citizen in 1934, and was married. Anders died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

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  • Halliwell, Alfred, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion

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