William Dieterle
Date of Birth
Jul 15, 1893
Birth Place:
Ludwigshafen, Germany


A stage actor in Germany and Switzerland as a teenager, William (born Wilhelm) Dieterle began acting in movies by 1913, and appeared in such memorable '20s films as Paul Leni's Waxworks (1924) and F. W. Murnau's Faust (1926). In 1923 Dieterle also began directing himself in a series of films, including Geschlecht In Fesseln (Sex in Chains [1928]). He began his Hollywood career in 1930, directing...