Dieterle, William

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Dieterle, William Gender: M
Dieterle, Wilhelm
born on 15 July 1893 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany, 49n29, 8e27
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°31' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 25°17 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 03°02'

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William Dieterle (circa 1928)


German-American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer of German and American films. Dieterle was the youngest of nine children raised in a poverty-stricken family. He learned to hustle money at an early age, wheeling and dealing in scrap and whatever juvenile enterprise that he could find. Beginning his acting career in his teens, he appeared in various theatrical groups throughout Germany and Switzerland before joining Max Reinhardt in 1918 in Berlin. Appearing in many silents from 1913-1926, he started directing in 1923, appearing in many of his own films. He emigrated to Hollywood in 1930 beginning with such films as "The Last Flight" and "Her Majesty Love." In 1939 he moved over to RKO and directed one of his best films, "All that Money Can Buy."

In 1941, Dieterle, along with Fritz Lang, financed the immigration of two German stars into the U.S. and came under attack by McCarthyists in 1947. Although he was never formally charged, his passport was confiscated in 1951 and 1953. After that, worthy directing assignments became elusive. Returning to Europe he made three films, returning to the U.S. for a disastrous last production before he retired in 1965.

Dieterle was married to stage actress Charlotte Hagenbruch from 1921 until her death in 1968. Dieterle died at age 79 on 9 December 1972 in Ottobrunn, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Muni, Paul (born 14 October 1895)


  • Work : New Job 1913 (13 years in silent films)
  • Work : New Job 1923 (Began directing)
  • Family : Change residence 1930 (First move to Hollywood)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1939 (Directed movie, "All That Money Can Buy")
  • Financial : Lose significant money 1941 (Helped finance two stars from Germany)
  • Work : Lose social status 1947 (Attack by McCarthy)
  • Work : Retired 1965

Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Family : Childhood : Family large (Nine kids)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Ninth of nine)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Charlotte Hagenbruch)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Germany, Switzerland, U.S.)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Social crime victim (Under investigation by McCarthy)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Silents and talkies)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script