Paul Henreid Overview:

Legendary actor, Paul Henreid, was born Paul Georg Julius Hernreid Ritter von Wassel-Waldingau on Jan 10, 1908 in Trieste, Austria-Hungary. (now in Italy). Henreid appeared in over 55 film and TV roles. His best known films include Casablanca, Now Voyager, The Spanish Main, Of Human Bondage, Song of Love, Thief of Damascus, Siren of Bagdad and Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Henreid died at the age of 84 on Mar 29, 1992 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetary Cemetery in Santa Monica, CA.


A banker's son, Paul Henreid began his career in publishing, but turned to acting in his mid-twenties. After a beginning in Austrian films, he soon fled to England where he became a useful top supporting player, then onto Hollywood. Here, his thin lips rarely breaking into a smile, he seemed forever to be the refugee or stateless person, soon as star or semi-star opposite a number of dominant actresses in 'women's pictures'. He also played in some lightweight swashbucklers.

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Henreid's autobiography Ladies' Man: An Autobiography was published in 1984.



He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures. Henreid was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Paul Henreid Quotes:

Pillery Gow: Here, how can you believe him?
Capt. Laurent Van Horn: Who tells you I do?
Paree: He's such a liar, if he bids me "good morning", I figure it's night, and go to bed. Every word he says...
Capt. Laurent Van Horn: Not every word. Some are true and some are not... a kind of hash. But I won't swallow it before I find out what it's made of.

John Muller: It's a bitter little world full of sad surprises, and you don't let anyone hurt you.

Tina Durrance (to her father, Jerry): Do you like me?
Jerry (looking at Charlotte): I love you.

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Was wary about appearing in Casablanca (1942) for fear that it would ruin his image and cause him to fade from the public eye. Ironically, it's the very film which immortalized him.

Interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, California, USA.

Father of Monika Henreid.

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