Ernst Pittschau

Ernst Pittschau (5 October 1883 - 2 June 1951) was a German stage and film actor.

Biography

Pittschau, whose father's name was also named Ernst Pittschau, a stage actor, received an education in business and had a brief career selling dental products. However, he then chose his father's profession and had his first theatrical engagement at the end of 1905 in Koblenz.

In 1910, he appeared in New York, and in 1911, he was a stage actor in Berlin. A year later, he took roles in the still undervalued cinema. Pittschau personified elegant lovers and was a partner of Hanni Weiße and Henny Porten, among others.

In the 20s, his film roles became smaller; after that, he barely received work. He now mostly played at the Theater am Kurfürstendamm, at the Komödie and at the Tribüne. In the 1940s, he lived in poverty and had to rely on the support of the Goebbels-supported foundation for people who worked in the arts, "Künstlerdank."

After Germany Year Zero (1948), he played the bedridden father.

His brother was the actor Werner Pittschau.

Selected filmography

Bibliography

  • Bondanella, Peter E. The Films of Roberto Rossellini. Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  • Gottlieb, Sidney. Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City. Cambridge University Press, 2004.

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