Albert Conti

Birthday:
01/29/1887
Place of birth:
Trieste, Austria-Hungary [now Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy]:
Biography:
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.

Credits

Everything Happens at Night (1939)
as Maitre d'Hotel
City in Darkness (1939)
as Travel Agency Manager
Suez (1938)
as M. Fevrier
Gateway (1938)
as Count
Always Goodbye (1938)
as Modiste Benoit
I'll Take Romance (1937)
as Lepino
Dangerously Yours (1937)
as Monet
One in a Million (1937)
as Hotel Manager
Hollywood Boulevard (1936)
as Bill Sanford - Trocadero Manager
Fatal Lady (1936)
as Headwaiter (uncredited)
Here's to Romance (1935)
as LeFevre
Page Miss Glory (1935)
as Riding Habit Tailor (uncredited)
Diamond Jim (1935)
as Jeweler
The Crusades (1935)
as Leopold, Duke of Austria
Shadow of Doubt (1935)
as Louie - Head Waiter
Symphony of Living (1935)
as Mancini
Mills of the Gods (1934)
as Count Filippo Di Fraschiani
The Black Cat (1934)
as The Lieutenant
Beloved (1934)
as Baron Franz von Hausmann
Torch Singer (1933)
as Carlotti
Topaze (1933)
as Henri de Fairville
The Secret of Madame Blanche (1933)
as French Hotel Desk Clerk (Uncredited)
Men Are Such Fools (1932)
as Spinelli
The Giddy Age (1932)
as Mabel's 1st Accomplice
The Night Club Lady (1932)
as Vincent Rowland
Red-Headed Woman (1932)
as Frenchman in Paris (uncredited)
Doomed Battalion (1932)
as Captain Kessler
As You Desire Me (1932)
as Captain
State's Attorney (1932)
as Mario
Careless Lady (1932)
as French Hotel Desk Clerk
Shopworn (1932)
as Andre
Lady with a Past (1932)
as Rene, the Viscomte de la Thernardier
Freaks (1932)
as Landowner (uncredited)
This Modern Age (1931)
as André de Graignon
The Common Law (1931)
as Strangeways Party Guest (uncredited)
Just a Gigolo (1931)
as French Husband
Strangers May Kiss (1931)
as De Bazan
Liebe auf Befehl (1931)
as Emile
Sea Legs (1930)
as Captain
Oh, for a Man! (1930)
as Peck
Morocco (1930)
as Col. Quinnovieres (uncredited)
Madam Satan (1930)
as Empire Officer
Monte Carlo (1930)
as Prince Otto's Companion / M.C.
Our Blushing Brides (1930)
as Monsieur Pantoise
One Romantic Night (1930)
as Count Lutzen
Such Men Are Dangerous (1930)
as Paul Strohm
Jazz Heaven (1929)
as Walter Klucke
Saturday's Children (1929)
as Mengle
Die Lady von der Straße (1929)
as Baron Finot
Show People (1928)
as Producer
The Magnificent Flirt (1928)
as Count D'Estrange
The Devil Dancer (1927)
as Arnold Guthrie
The Chinese Parrot (1927)
Love Me and the World Is Mine (1927)
as Billie
Camille (1927)
as Henri
Mockery (1927)
as Military Commandant at Novokursk (uncredited)
Slipping Wives (1927)
as Hon. Winchester Squirtz
The Blonde Saint (1926)
as Andreas
Old Loves and New (1926)
as Dr. Chalmers
The Eagle (1925)
as Kuschka
The Merry Widow (1925)
as Danilo's Adjutant (uncredited)
Merry-Go-Round (1923)
as Rudi / Baron von Leightsinn

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