Albert Conti

Albert Conti

  • Born on
    • January 29th, 1887
  • Died on
    • January 18th, 1967
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Albert De Conti Cadassamare (29 January 1887 – 18 January 1967), professionally billed as Albert Conti, was an Austrian-Hungarian-born Italian-American film actor. Born in the village Gorizia (now part of Italy), Conti achieved moderate fame as an actor in American films, but first he specialized in law (high school and law college in Graz) and natural science, and married Patricia Cross. When World War I began, he became an officer. His father was Albert, Ritter Conti v. Cedassamare and his mother was Marie Bernhardine Anna (Countess Caboga) a member of an old Ragusan/Dubrovnik noble family. After his discharge from the Austrian army at the close of World War I, he came to America like many other now-impoverished postwar Europeans from both sides of the conflict. Conti emigrated to the United States via the Port of Philadelphia in 1919. After settling in the new country, Conti was obliged to take a series of manual labor jobs, his patrician background notwithstanding. While working in the California oil fields, he answered an open call placed by director Erich von Stroheim, who was in search of an Austrian military officer to act as technical advisor for his upcoming film Merry-Go-Round (1923). A better actor than most of his fellow Habsburg Empire expatriates, Conti was able to secure dignified character roles in several silent and sound films; his credits ranged from Josef von Sternberg's Morocco (1930) to the early Laurel and Hardy knockabout Slipping Wives (1927). He appeared in the 1928 silent film Dry Martini as a roué artist. Though he made his last film in 1942, Albert Conti remained in the industry as an employee of the MGM wardrobe department, where he worked until his retirement in 1962.

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Acting (21 Credits)

1939City in Darkness as Travel Agency Manager
1938Suez as M. Fevrier
1935The Crusades as Leopold, Duke of Austria
1935Page Miss Glory as Riding Habit Tailor (uncredited)
1934The Black Cat as The Lieutenant
1933Topaze as Henri de Fairville
1933Torch Singer as Carlotti
1932As You Desire Me as Captain
1932Shopworn as Andre
1932Red-Headed Woman as Frenchman in Paris (uncredited)
1932Freaks as Landowner (uncredited)
1931This Modern Age as André de Graignon
1931Just a Gigolo as French Husband
1930Monte Carlo as Prince Otto's Companion / M.C.
1930Our Blushing Brides as Monsieur Pantoise
1930Morocco as Col. Quinnovieres (uncredited)
1930Madam Satan as Empire Officer
1928Show People as Producer
1927Slipping Wives as Hon. Winchester Squirtz
1925The Eagle as Kuschka
1925The Merry Widow as Danilo's Adjutant (uncredited)

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