Louis Wolheim
Date of Birth
Mar 28, 1880
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


The mashed nose, dog-ugly countenance and brutish manners of Louis Wolheim suggested that he'd spent most of his life as a prizefighter, stevedore, or mob henchman. In fact, the well-educated Wolheim spent six years as a mathematics instructor at Cornell University before ever setting foot on a stage (his broken nose was the result of a Cornell football game). Wolheim found the going rough in...