Erich von Ritzau
Date of Birth
Jul 06, 1877
Birth Place:
Copenhagen, Denmark

Biography

Remembered for bit parts in two ground-breaking films -- Intolerance (1916) and Greed (1924) -- Baron Erich Von Ritzau was actually plain Erik Ritzau, the son of the founder of the Ritzau News Agency. An immigrant from his native Copenhagen, Denmark, Ritzau added the aristocratic "Von" in California and signed on as a production assistant with the Triangle company. For now obscure reasons, he...