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Job Actor
Years active 1915-1964
Known for Lawyers, lovers, doctors, politicians (both crooked and straight), and later, kindly uncles
Top Roles Judge Percy Mettrick, Jules Amthor, Paul Hendrix, John Coudair, Edward Randolph
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Musical, Mystery
Top TopicsBook-Based, New York, World War I
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Producer), (Director)
Shares birthday with Clara Kimball Young, Michael Gordon, John Ridgely  see more..

Otto Kruger Overview:

Character actor, Otto Kruger, was born on Sep 6, 1885 in Toledo, OH. Kruger died at the age of 89 on Sep 6, 1974 in Woodland Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.


Long-faced and pale-eyed, Otto Kruger was the most civilized and courteous of actors. He was almost entirely a stage star until his late forties, when he came to the screen to play lawyers, lovers, doctors, politicians both crooked and straight and, in the end, kindly uncles. Even his villains were always immaculately dressed and that deep, metallic voice exuded class. He died on his 89th birthday following a stroke.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television.

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Otto Kruger Quotes:

Kent Barringer: In a case like yours, an ounce of showmanship is worth a ton of evidence.

Dr. Bob Merrick: [of a plan to do anonymous good works] Well, if it's as simple as all that, why, I'll certainly give it a chance.
Edward Randolph: Now wait, Merrick! Don't try to use this unless you're ready for it! You can't just try this out for a week like a new car, you know! And if you think you can feather your own nest with it, just forget it. Besides, this is dangerous stuff. One of the first men who used it went to the Cross at the age of thirty-three...

Colonel Henkel: [to Smith] We're building a new Germany, a strong Germany. There is no room for the sick and the weak and the disabled!

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Great-nephew of Paul Krüger.

Daughter Ottilie Kruger was a stage actress who performed with Marlon Brando on Broadway in the 1944 production of "I Remember Mama." She also appeared in two plays with her father -- "Little A" (1947) and "Time for Elizabeth" (1948). She died of pancreatic cancer on May 12, 2005, at age 78.

Interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California, USA, in the Churchyard, plot #4266.

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