Character actor, Albert Bassermann, was born on Sep 7, 1867 in Mannheim, Germany. Bassermann died at the age of 84 on May 15, 1952 in Zurich, Switzerland .
Prominent on the German stage for many years, Basserman became a big star in sombre Teutonic dramas of the early silent days. His appearances became less regular after the mid-twenties, and he ultimately fled the Nazi regime and ended up in Hollywood, where he crammed a large number of films into a few years, mostly as heavy-set avuncular types. Died in an air crash. Basserman spelt with two "n's" in German films. Nominated for an Oscar in Foreign Correspondent.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Bassermann was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1940||Best Supporting Actor||Foreign Correspondent (1940)||Van Meer||Nominated|
Jane Deborah Hilton: I'm sorry to have interrupted you, Dr. Golden, but I was instructed to get the patient to bed.
Dr. Sigmund Gottlieb Golden: It's all right. He's had quite enough for one day.
Jane Deborah Hilton: Doctor, will Mr. Williams be all right?
Dr. Sigmund Gottlieb Golden: In time. In time. He's a fine young man. He must have another chance at life, and we must work to give it to him.
Jane Deborah Hilton: His burns seem almost healed.
Dr. Sigmund Gottlieb Golden: Yes, his burns, but the most serious injury - that, I'm afraid, will take more time.
Jane Deborah Hilton: The injury to his mind? Is that what you mean?
Dr. Sigmund Gottlieb Golden: No, not to his mind. To his confidence, in himself and in others. Yes, we must rebuild Danny Williams' life all the way back and all the way forward. Hasn't there every been anyone close to you, Miss Hilton, for whom you would like to have done that?
Jane Deborah Hilton: Yes, there was someone.
Dr. Sigmund Gottlieb Golden: Ah, there was. We must not live in the past, my child. There is a whole wide broken world to mend. Come, come, I mustn't have another patient. How would you like to do a tired old man a favor?
Jane Deborah Hilton: Oh, anything, Doctor.
Dr. Sigmund Gottlieb Golden: Then smile for me. Let me see that young people still can smile as they used to long ago. Huh? Yes. Just as I remember. Good night, my child.
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