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1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too.
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A Dumont actor was considered to be too stilted - the way we Dumont actors used to speak.
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An actor with whom I became great friends and was such a pleasure to work with is Peter Ustinov - he became such a friend.
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At the end of my life, I have achieved belated fame and recognition in the city of my birth.
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Captain Bertrand, the commander of the camp, let us build a little theater and he boroughed from the nearby village some musical instruments, so we started an orchestra.
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Directors and producers were afraid of a Dumont actor while at the same time they admired him.
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Especially for my father it was a great change. He used to be a socialist and even a member of the socialist party. But then he became an orthodox Jew.
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From that moment on I knew my profession in life was and has remained until today an actor's life.
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I know several Austrians and Germans who insisted and still insist not to make any contact with their former land of birth.
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I started acting in Dusseldorf under the direction of Lindtberg, an associate of Erwin Piscator.
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I was put in the Air Corps. I was never educated to serve in the military, but soon my activities in the American Air Corps became very interesting to me.
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In the morning we received some very thin coffee. For lunch we had potato soup with a few pieces of meat in it, in the evening we had a very thin meat soup with some potatoes in it.
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In the years 1933 to 1938 fascist social systems became more and more presentable.
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It is a great deal of difference to receive an honorary title or a title in his profession.
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It was fascinating for me to drive with Lies through the country roads. I also got to know Vienna again by driving through my home town by car.
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It was one of the great chances in my life to become a Dumont actor.
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It's interesting to work with great stars and it's the easiest work because these big stars work most professionally.
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Louise Dumont - born in Cologne - was a strict catholic, Gustav Lindemann a Jew. My admiration for these two people was great and has remained alive in my thoughts to this very day.
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My connection to Gustav Lindemann was not one-sided. I regularly received letters from Lindemann until he died a couple of years ago.
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My father was an ardent socialist for many years.
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One day I received notice that my emigration was accepted and I could leave for America with the next transport.
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The interest of my mother was more in the entertainment field. She loved to go to concerts and to the theatre.
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The later years in my youth were influenced by the political change in Austria from the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy to the first republic of Austria.
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These different interests - art and politics - more or less governed my childhood.
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To be a Dumont actor was considered to be a great honor for an actor, yet it also had its disadvantages.
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Unfortunately I put the opening date on the 5th of December 1941 and on the 7th of December the Japanese bombarded Pearl Harbour. My dream of a theater in Washington D.C. came to a prompt end.
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We wanted to bring the political situation in Austria on stage. Naturally we could not do that without pointing to Austrian's northern neighbor Germany.
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With our artistic means we wanted to point out the dangers that Austria was exposed to in the embrace of Hitler, Mussolini and Horthy.
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