|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||23°19' 29°33 Asc. 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.
- spouse relationship with Grane, Rose (born 14 January 1889). Notes: 1910-1931
- (has as) protégé relationship with Marié, Nicolas (born 22 February 1954)
Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'chanteurs' pdf file, p. 228.
- Personal : Death : Unusual (Mysterious)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress