Wall of Fame

  • Carl Laemmle

    Carl Laemmle

    Studio Head/Producer

    b. 1867 Laupheim, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire

    d. 1939, Los Angeles, California

    1884, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Founder of Universal Studios, All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • Paul Muni

    Paul Muni

    Actor

    b. 1895, Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 1967, Montecito, California

    1902, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: The Life of Emile Zola (1937), The Good Earth (1937)
  • Max Steiner

    Max Steiner

    Composer

    b. 1888, Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 1971, Hollywood, California

    1914, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Gone with the Wind (1939), Casablanca (1942)
  • Irving Thalberg

    Irving Thalberg

    Producer

    b. 1899, Brooklyn, New York

    d. 1936, Santa Monica, California

    1st Generation German-American

    Best Known For: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), Grand Hotel (1932)
  • Harry Cohn

    Harry Cohn

    Studio Head/Producer

    b. 1899, New York City, New York

    d. 1958, Phoenix Arizonia

    1st Generation German-American

    Best Known For: Production Director Columbia Pictures, Forbidden (1932)
  • Erich von Stroheim

    Erich von Stroheim

    Director/ Actor

    b. 1885, Vienna, Austro- Hungarian Empire

    d. 1957, Maurepas, France

    1909 , arrival in the United States

    Best Known For: Foolish Wives (1922), Sunset Boulavard (1950)
  • Joseph Schildkraut

    Joseph Schildkraut

    Actor

    b. 1896, Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 1964, New York, New York

    1912, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: The Shop Around the Corner (1940), The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
  • Paul Kohner

    Paul Kohner

    Agent

    b. 1902, Teplitz-Schönau, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 1988, Los Angeles, California

    1920, arrival in United States

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  • F.W. Murnau

    F.W. Murnau

    Director/Screenwriter

    b. 1888, Bielefeld, Province of Prussia

    d. 1931, Santa Barbara, California

    1926, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Nosferatu (1922), Sunrise (1927)
  • Marlene Dietrich

    Marlene Dietrich

    Actress

    b. 1901, Berlin, German Empire

    d. 1992, Paris, France

    1930, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Morocco (1930), The Blue Angel (1930)
  • Karl Freund

    Karl Freund

    Cinematographer

    b. 1890, Königinhof, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 1969, Santa Monica, California

    1929, arrival in United States

    Best Known for: Dracula (1931), I Love Lucy (1951-1957)
  • Peter Lorre

    Peter Lorre

    Actor

    b. 1904, Rózsagehy, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 1964, Los Angeles, California

    1936, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Casablanca (1942), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  • Luise Rainer

    Luise Rainer

    Actress

    b. 1910, Düsseldorf, German Empire

    d. 2014, London, England

    1935, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: The Great Ziegfeld (1936), The Good Earth (1937)
  • Fritz Lang

    Fritz Lang

    Director/Screenwriter

    b. 1890, Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 1976, Beverly Hills, California

    1934, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Metropolis (1927), The Big Heat (1953)
  • Franz Waxman

    Franz Waxman

    Composer

    b. 1906, Königshütte, Upper Silesia, German Empire

    d. 1967, Los Angeles, California

    1934, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935),Rebecca (1939), Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • Lilli Palmer

    Lilli Palmer

    Actress

    b. 1914, Posen, German Empire

    d. 1986, Los Angeles, California

    1945, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Cloak and Dagger (1946), Body and Soul (1947)
  • Billy Wilder

    Billy Wilder

    Director/Screenwriter

    b. 1906, Sucha, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 2002, Beverly Hills, California

    1934, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Double Indemnity (1945), Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Hans Dreier

    Hans Dreier

    Art Director

    b. 1885, Bremen, German Empire

    d. 1966, Bernardsville, New Jersey

    1923, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Samson and Delilah (1950), Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • Hedy Lamarr

    Hedy Lamarr

    Actress and Inventor

    b. 1914, Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 2000, Casselberry, Florida

    1938, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Samson and Delilah (1949),The Female Animal (1957)
  • Paul Henreid

    Paul Henreid

    Actor/Director

    b. 1908, Trieste, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 1992, Santa Monica, California

    1940, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Casablanca (1942), Dead Ringer (1964)
  • Conrad Veidt

    Conrad Veidt

    Actor

    b. 1893, Berlin, German Empire

    d. 1943, Hollywood, California

    1940, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: The Thief of Baghdad (1939), Casablanca (1942)
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Composer

    b. 1897, Brno, Moravia, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 1957, North Hollywood, California

    1938, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Sea Hawk (1940)
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Miklós Rózsa

    Composer

    b. 1907, Budapest, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 1995, Los Angeles, California

    1940, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Spellbound (1945), Time After Time (1979)
  • Fred Astaire

    Fred Astaire


    b. 1899, Omaha, Nebraska

    d. 1987, Los Angeles, California

    1st Generation Austrian-American

    Best Known For: Top Hat (1935), Funny Face (1957)
  • Doris Day

    Doris Day


    b. 1924, Cincinnati, Ohio


    2nd Generation German-American

    Best Known For: The Pajama Game (1957), Midnight Lace (1960)
  • Eugen  Schüfftan

    Eugen  Schüfftan

    Cinematographer

    b. 1893, Breslau, Silesia, Germany,

    d. 1977, New York City, New York

    1940, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Creating the Schüfftan Process, The Hustler (1961)
  • Theodore Meir Bikel

    Theodore Meir Bikel

    President of the Associated Actors and Artistes of America

    b.1924, Vienna, Austria


    1954, arrival in the United States

    Best Known For: The African Queen (1951), The Defiant Ones (1958)
  • Eric Braeden

    Eric Braeden

    Actor

    b. 1941, Bredenbek, Germany


    1959, arrival in the United States

    Best Known For: The Young and the Restless, Titanic 1997
  • Maximilian Schell

    Maximilian Schell

    Actor

    b. 1930 Vienna, Austria

    d. 2014, Innsburck, Austria


    Best Known For: Judgement at Nuremburg (1961), Man in the Glass Booth
  • Oskar Werner

    Oskar Werner


    b. 1922 Vienna, Austria

    d. 1984, Marburg, Hesse, Germany


    Best Known For: Ship of Fools (1965),  The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
  • Horst Buchholz

    Horst Buchholz

    Actor

    b. 1933, Berlin, Germany

    d. 2003, Berlin, Germany

    1960, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: The Magnificent Seven (1960), One, Two, Three (1961)
  • Lilia Sofer

    Lilia Sofer


    b. 1896, Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire

    d. 1994, Bay Shore, New York

    Unknown exact arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Ship of Fools (1965), House of Games (1987)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Actor, Former Governor of California

    b. 1947, Thal, Austria


    1968, arrival in United States

    Best Known For: Conan the Barbarian (1982), The Terminator (1984)
  • Wolfgang Petersen

    Wolfgang Petersen

    Director

    b. 1941, Emden, Prussia, Germany



    Best Known For: Das Boot (1981), The Neverending Story (1984), Troy (2004)
  • Klaus Maria Brandauer

    Klaus Maria Brandauer

    Actor

    b. 1943, Bad Aussee, Austria



    Best Known For: Never Say Never Again (1983), Out of Africa (1985)
  • Roland Emmerich

    Roland Emmerich

    Director/Writer/Producer

    b. 1955, Stuttgart, Germany


    1990’s, arrival in the United States

    Best Known For: Independence Day (1996), The Patriot (2000)
  • Micahel Ballhaus

    Micahel Ballhaus

    Cinematographer

    b. 1935, Berlin, Germany


    1980’s arrival in the United States

    Best Known For: The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Gangs of New York (2002)
  • Wim Wenders

    Wim Wenders

    Director

    b. 1945, Düsseldorf, Allied Occupied Germany


    1980’s arrival in the United States

    Best Known For: Paris, Texas, (1984), Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio

    Leonardo DiCaprio

    Actor

    b. 1974, Hollywood, California


    1st Generation German-American

    Best Known For: Titanic (1997), Gangs of New York (2002)
  • Armin Mueller Stahl

    Armin Mueller Stahl

    Actor




  • Michael Verhoeven

    Michael Verhoeven

    Director




  • Bruce Willis

    Bruce Willis

    Actor




  • Sandra Bullock

    Sandra Bullock

    Actor/Director

    b. 1964, Arlington, Virginia


    1st Generation German-American

    Best Known For: The Blindside (2009), Gravity (2013)
  • Renee Zellweger

    Renee Zellweger

    Actor

    b. 1969, Katy, Texas


    1st Generation German-American

    Best Known For: Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001), Cold Mountain (2003)
  • Elisabeth Roehm

    Elisabeth Roehm

    Actor

    b. 1973, Düsseldorf, Germany


    1974, arrived in United States

    Best Known For: Law & Order (2001-2005), American Hustle (2013)
  • Katherine Heigl

    Katherine Heigl

    Actor

    b. 1978, Washington, DC


    2nd Generation German/Swiss-American

    Best Known For: Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2010), Knocked Up (2007)
  • Christoph Waltz

    Christoph Waltz

    Actor




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  • Michael Fassbender

    Michael Fassbender

    Actor




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  • Franka Potente

    Franka Potente

    Actor




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