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Albert Conti

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Years active  1923-1952
Name  Albert Conti

Role  Film actor
Ex-spouse  Patricia Cross
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Full Name  Albert De Conti Cadassamare
Born  January 29, 1887 (1887-01-29) Gorizia, Austria
Died  January 18, 1967, Hollywood, California, United States
Parents  Albert Ritter Conti v. Cedassamare, Marie Bernhardine Anna
Movies  The Eagle, The Crusades, Show People, Monte Carlo, Merry‑Go‑Round
Similar People  George Fitzmaurice, Erich von Stroheim, Clarence Brown, H M Walker, Josef von Sternberg

Albert De Conti Cadassamare (29 January 1887 Gorizia – 18 January 1967 Hollywood, California, USA), professionally billed as Albert Conti was an Austrian-Hungarian-born Italian-American film actor.

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Life

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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 (see: House of Caboga). 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.

Emigration to U.S.A.

Conti emigrated to the United States in 1919. After settling in the new country, Conti was obliged to take a series of manual labor jobs, his partician 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 roue 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.

Selected filmography

  • The Eagle (1925)
  • Camille (1926)
  • Love Me and The World is Mine (1927)
  • The Chinese Parrot (1927)
  • South Sea Love (1927)
  • Slipping Wives (1927)
  • Stocks and Blondes (1928)
  • Dry Martini (1928)
  • Captain Lash (1929)
  • Lady of the Pavements (1929)
  • Morocco (1930) uncredited
  • Such Men Are Dangerous (1930)
  • Strangers May Kiss (1931)
  • Always Goodbye (1931)
  • Topaze (1933)
  • The Black Cat (1934 film)
  • Mills of the Gods (1934)
  • Gateway (1938)
  • My Gal Sal (1942)
  • References

    Albert Conti Wikipedia


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