Bassermann, Albert

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Bassermann, Albert Gender: M
born on 7 September 1867 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )
Place Mannheim, Germany, 49n29, 8e29
Timezone LMT m8e29 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 14°46' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 05°56 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 24°49'

Albert Bassermann (as "Van Meer" in Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent")


German-American actor who first studied chemistry, but was drawn to the stage. He worked with the Max Reinhardt theater from 1909-1915 and made his film debut in the German picture, "Der Andere," in 1913. On German stage, and in German film, he gained great prominence before he was forced to flee the Nazi regime to Switzerland in 1933.

Arriving in Hollywood in 1939, Bassermann was successful in character roles. His wife, Elsa, also appeared in some of his films, which included "The Moon and The Sixpence," 1942 and "Madame Curie," 1943.

Bassermann died in an air crash over the Atlantic on 15 May 1952.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1913 (Debut, Der Andere)
  • Family : Change residence 1933 (Switzerland to escape Nazi's)
  • Family : Change residence 1939 (Moved to Hollywood)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes letter from him that quotes B.R. (same in Gauquelin)


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Fatal plane crash)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Germany to Switerland to U.S.)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater career)