Birthday: 16-09-1890
Date of death: 22-03-1969
Star sign: Libra

He is also known as Ernst Dorian and was an Austrian actor. He was born in Prague, Austria-Hungary, now in the Czech Republic in 1890 to Ludwig Kraus and Louise. He married Anuschka Fushsin in 1922. He died in Berlin in March 1969, from a heart attack.

He grew up in Prague and did his high school from there. He was a good tennis player as listed in the Austro-Hungarian tennis list, where he ranked number seven. After he completed his high school, he served in the army for a while.

In 1914, he for the first time performed on stage for Berthhold Viertel at the People’s Theatre in Vienna. After Prague, Ernst was hired by Edgar Licho for the Albert Theatre in Dresden in 1916. Here he acted in The Robbers and Spring Awakening. He established himself as an expressionist actor after his work in The Son, which premiered in October 1916. After this he did around 42 silent films, and in 1917 he shifted to Volksbü̈̈̈̈̈̈̈̈̈̈hne in Berlin and continued his career in acting. From 1916 to 1917 he acted in various plays such as Hamburg, Munich and Vienna and a tour to South America.

In 1933, he left Germany due to the Nazi anti-Semitism. He returned to Vienna and Prague and Zurich, Brussels (1936) and London gave many guest performances during this time. In 1938 he immigrated to New York City and a year later he got American citizenship, during this time he briefly performed on Broadway. In 1939 he moved to Hollywood and from 1942 onwards he started appearing in Hollywood movies, primarily as a Nazis or German officer. This was ironical considering that he had left Germany for the reason that he had Jewish roots. He is most commonly known to the English speaking audience as the Baron Kurtz in 1949 film 'Noir', 'The Third Man'.

In 1946, he spent some time in Buenos Aires and in 1947 he went to Paris after which he went back to Vienna, where he became a member of the Burgtheater. In 1948, he appeared at the National Theatre in 'The Helpers of God' about Henri Dunant, the founder of Red Cross. In 1951, after the war he moved to Berlin. In Berlin, he appeared in Schiller and Schlossparktheater.

In 1948, he received the Volpi Cup in the Venice International Film Festival, as Best Actor for his performance in Der Prozeβ. He gained recognition for his performances in 'Nathan the Wise' as Gotthold and as Shylock in 'The Merchant of Venice'. In 1964, he got an Honorary Award for his “Outstanding individual contribution to the German Films over the years”. He played 'Nathan the wise' for more than 2000 performances and travelled throughout Europe for this. He last performed in the Junge Theater in 'Nathan the Wise'. In 1973 the same theatre was renamed Ernst Deustsch Theatre in Hamburg.

Ernie Hudson English Actor

Ernie Hudson

He was born in December 17, 1945, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, US. His mother died from tuberculosis when he was only two months old. He was therefore brought up by his maternal grandmother. Being brought up by a single woman was very tough in poverty and an era where civil rights did not exist. The struggles during the growing years helped him to see life differently and made him a stronger person. His initial life experiences taught him perseverance. He has been working in the industry for over four decades. He was first married in 1963 to 1976 to Jeannie Moore and in 1985 to Linda Kingsberg in 1985. He has two sons from each of his wives: Ernie Jr, Rahaman, Andrew and Ross. During his childhood he used to write short stories, poems and songs, in the hope that someday they would come to life on stage. After his high school, he served in the marine corps for three months, but had to leave due to asthma. He then shifted to Detroit, Michigan to follow his dream of writing. Here he joined Concept East (oldest black theatre company in the US) as a resident playwright. The Actor’s Ensemble Theatre was established by him. This gave space to various young black writers including himself, to direct, write and perform their own work. At the same time he enrolled in the Wayne State University, from where he completed graduation. This was followed by him completing the M.F.A Program with full scholarship in the Yale School of Drama. During this time he was asked to appear in a musical “Daddy Goodness”. This in turn led to his meeting with Gordon Parks, who gave him an opportunity to work on a feature film, “Leadbelly”. After his work in "Leadbelly" he felt that the industry was harsh. He enrolled in a doctorate program at the University of Minnesota. He was unable to complete this as he realised that it was more important to learn by doing it rather than by studying about it. He started his career in filmography in 1976 and has worked as an actor, a playwright and a producer. Hudson gained fame from his work in Ghostbuster as "Winston Zeddemore" in 1984. Over the years, he has worked in various movies. He was cast as Warden Leo Glynn in "OZ", a series aired on HBO where he Co stars with his son, Ernie Hudson Jr. He also gained popularity for his performance in productions like: "Miss Congeniality", "The Basketball Diaries", "The Crow", and "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle". He has also been a part of numerous TV shows. He has been the Reserve Deputy Sheriff in the San Bernardino County (California) Sheriff’s office since 2003.


Errol Flynn

He was born in 1909 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He was born to Theodore Thomson Flynn and Marelle. From 1923 to 1925 Flynn attended a private boarding school, South West London College in Barnes, London. In 1926 he came back to Australia to attend Sydney Church of England Grammar School. His formal education ended from Shore School when he was expelled on account of theft, but according to him it was because of a romantic assignation with the school’s laundress. He worked as a junior clerk with the Sydney shipping company, but was dismissed from there for pilfering petty cash. At the age of eighteen he went Papua New Guinea seeking but failing to find his fortune in tobacco planting and metal mining. For the other five years he oscillated between New Guinea and Sydney. Flynn had married three times: In 1935 to 1942 to Lili Damita and had one son with her, Sean Flynn. Then married Nora Eddington in 1943 to 1949 and has two daughters with her, Deirdre and Rory. Lastly married Patrice Wymore in 1950 and remained married to her till his death and has one daughter with her, Arnella Roma. In 1933, Flynn initially appeared as an apprentice actor in the Australian film 'In the Wake of the Bounty'. In the same year he decided to pursue a career in acting and shifted to Britain. Here he got a job with the Northampton Repertory Company at the Royal Theatre, also received a professional training as an actor for seven months. From here he was dismissed in 1934, after he threw a stage manager down a stairwell. After this he went to Warner Brothers’ where he had once worked as an extra. He was cast in 'Murder at Monte Carlo' as a lead and during this time he was signed by Warner Bros and emigrated to US as a contractor actor. His first Hollywood role was in 'Captain Blood' as swashbuckler that made him a sensation. Through this role he contributed to the reinvention of the action-adventure genre for the next six years. His first book was published in 1937, "Beam Ends", which was an autobiographical account of his sailing experiences around Australia during his youth. During the Spanish Civil War, in 1937 he travelled to Spain as a war correspondent. In 1942, he became a naturalised citizen of America. The World War II had started and Flynn attempted to enlist himself in the armed services. His attempt failed as he had multiple heart problems, recurrent malaria, chronic back pain, TB and various venereal diseases. Later this image created problems for him as well as Warner Bros as he was still being cast in athletic roles. His adventure novel, "Showdown" was published in 1946. It is estimated to having earned $184,000 (equivalent to $2,230,000 in 2015). During the second half of 1940's the film industry was undergoing a lot of change. The context has changed to urban realism and gritty from the olden European and English history. Flynn was unable to keep pace with changing times. His frustration could be seen during his films and it took a toll on his financial and physical situation. By 1952, his health had deteriorated to a great extent and he got hepatitis, which resulted in damaging his liver. By 1959, his financial condition had reached an all time low so much so that he had to go to Vancouver to lease out Zaca, his yacht. This was his last trip as during this visit he died of a heart attack and cirrhosis of the liver.

Errol Flynn English Actor