BASSERMAN Albert (Bassermann)( German stage actor)
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Basserman, Albert (Bassermann), (1867-1952), German stage actor. Born Sept. 7, 1867 in Mannheim in the family theater figures. Determined to become an actor, in 1895 went to Berlin, where he worked in the German Theater (1900-1909) and the director Max Reinhardt (1909-1914). As a follower of naturalistic acting school Basserman revealed the depth of the psychological state of his characters. He played in the plays of Ibsen, later turned to the classics - the role of Mephistopheles, Egmont, Tell, etc.. After the Nazis came to power in 1934 left Germany and later moved to the United States, where he acquired fame, acting in movies. He died in Zurich May 15, 1952.