Baur, Harry

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Baur, Harry Gender: M
Henri-Marie Rodolphe Baur
born on 12 April 1880 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°19' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 29°33 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 18°05'


French actor, who appeared in about 80 films between 1909 and 1942.

He gave an acclaimed performance as the composer Ludwig van Beethoven in the biopic Beethoven's Great Love (Un grand amour de Beethoven, 1936), directed by Abel Gance, and as Jean Valjean in Raymond Bernard's version of Les Misérables (1934). He also acted in Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset's silent film, Beethoven (1909), and in La voyante (1923), Sarah Bernhardt's last film.

In 1942, while in Berlin to star in his last film "Symphone eines Lebens", Baur's Jewish wife was arrested by the Gestapo and charged with espionage. His effort to secure her release led to his own arrest and torture, being falsely labelled as a Jew. He was released in April 1943, but died in Paris shortly after (on 8 April 1943) in mysterious circumstances.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Grane, Rose (born 14 January 1889). Notes: 1910-1931
  • (has as) protégé relationship with Marié, Nicolas (born 22 February 1954)


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'chanteurs' pdf file, p. 228.


  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Mysterious)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress