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Known For Acting

Known Credits 92

Gender Male

Birthday 1901-04-05

Day of Death 1991-12-25 (90 years old)

Place of Birth Berlin, Germany

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Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Curt Bois (April 5, 1901 – December 25, 1991) was a German actor. He is best remembered for his performance as the Pickpocket in Casablanca (1942).

Bois was born in Berlin and began acting in 1907, becoming one of the film world's first child actors, with a role in the silent movie Bauernhaus und Grafenschloß. In 1909, he played the title role in Der Kleine Detektiv ('The Little Detective').

Bois' acting career spanned eighty years, a longer period than can be claimed by any other actor. His final performance was in 1987's Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire). Bois performed in theatre, cabaret, musicals, silent film and "talkies" over his career as an actor.

In 1934, Bois was forced to leave his home for the United States, where he found work on stage on Broadway. By 1937, he had found his way to Hollywood, and began acting in American pictures, the best-known of which was Casablanca (1942), with a single speech warning about pickpockets as "vultures everywhere". After World War II Bois decided it was safe to return to Germany, which he did in 1950. He finished his life and career in Germany, first in the East, and finally in the West. Bois died in Berlin, the city of his birth, at the age of ninety.

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