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Philip Dorn
Actor from the Netherlands

Philip Dorn

Philip Dorn
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Intro Actor from the Netherlands
A.K.A. Hein van der Niet, Frits van Dongen
Was Actor Film actor
From Netherlands
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 30 September 1901, Scheveningen
Death 9 May 1975, Woodland Hills (aged 73 years)
Philip Dorn
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Philip Dorn (30 September 1901 – 9 May 1975), born Hein van der Niet and sometimes billed as Fritz van Dungen (or variants thereof), was a Dutch actor who had a career in Hollywood.
Dorn was born in Scheveningen, The Hague, Netherlands in 1901 and made his stage début at age 14 in Dutch productions. By the 1930s, he was a popular matinée idol and was acting in films. From Germany, where he had worked with the likes of Veit Harlan, he moved to United States when World War II broke out and acted in a number of films, starting with Enemy Agent (1940). He was usually cast as Continental lovers, anti-Nazi Germans or refugees. In the 1950s, he returned to Europe and acted in German films.
Dorn suffered from phlebitis, requiring surgery and causing a number of strokes. After an accident on stage, he retired in 1955 and spent the next 20 years of his life in his home in California. He died of a heart attack in Los Angeles on May 9, 1975.
He was married twice. His first wife was Cornelia Maria Twilt (1921–1930). He was married to Dutch actress Marianne van Dam until his death (1933–1975).

Partial filmography

  • Op hoop van zegen (1934)
  • Op Stap (1935)
  • The Cross-Patch or De Kribbebijter (1935)
  • Rubber (1936)
  • Covered Tracks (1938)
  • De Big van het Regiment (1939)
  • The Journey to Tilsit (1939)
  • Enemy Agent (1940)
  • Diamond Frontier (1940)
  • Escape (1940)
  • Ski Patrol (1940)
  • Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
  • Underground (1941)
  • Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)
  • Random Harvest (1942)
  • Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)
  • Reunion in France (1942)
  • Chetniks! The Fighting Guerrillas (1943)
  • Paris After Dark (1943)
  • Blonde Fever (1944)
  • Passage to Marseille (1944)
  • I've Always Loved You (1946)
  • I Remember Mama (1948)
  • The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
  • Spy Hunt (1950)
  • Sealed Cargo (1951)
  • Behind Monastery Walls (1952)
  • Dreaming Lips (1953)
  • Salto Mortale (1953)

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