Lee Kohlmar

Active - 1920 - 1937  |   Born - Feb 27, 1873 in Furth, Germany  |   Died - May 14, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Romance, Musical

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This German-born, American silent-film actor began his screen career directing Hoot Gibson western 2-reelers at Universal in the early 1920s. That and High Heels (1921), a society melodrama starring Gladys Walton were the only directorial efforts for Kohlmar, who is much better remembered for playing Louis XIV in D.W. Griffith'sOrphans of the Storm (1922). Kohlmar survived the changeover to sound, but was reduced to playing minor supporting roles, usually comic foreigners. He retired in 1940.

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