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About Albert Conti
According to Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Getaldić
"Albert Ritter Conti v.Cedassamare (also Albert Conti) (Albert Maroje Vlaho Frano Marijan) 29 January 1887, Görz, and died 18 January 1967 in Hollywood (USA), he was an actor, but first he specialized in law (high school and law college in Graz) and natural science, married Patricia Cross." His father was Albert Ritter Conti v. Cedassamare and mother Marie Bernhardine Anna countess Caboga (Kabužić), member of old Ragusan/Dubrovnik family, (see House of Caboga).
Biography from http://www.cyranos.ch/spcont-e.htm
"The actor Albert Conti was born as Albert De Conti Cadassamare in Trieste. He first studied law and natural science before he served as an officer during World War I.
After the war he went to the USA and first had several different jobs for his living. When Erich von Stroheim was looking for an Austrian officer as a consultant for his movie "Merry-Go-Round" (23) and got in touch with him. By this occasion in turned out that Albert Conti was also a talented actor and he got his first engagement as an actor at the same time.
His next acting appearance was for Stroheim as well in "The Merry Widow" (25), afterwards followed many other roles in movies like
- "The Chinese Parrot"
- "The Devil Dancer"
- "South Sea Love"
- "Slipping Wives" with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy,
- "Plastered in Paris"
- "Show People" and
- "Why Is a Plumber?".
In the 30's he impersonated numerous support roles, among them
- "One Romantic Night"
- "Monte Carlo" (30), "Morocco"
- "This Modern Age"
- "Red-Headed Woman"
- "The Black Cat"
- "The Crusades"
- "Three Smart Girls"
- "Suez" and
- "Charlie Chan in City in Darkness".
From the 40's he engagements in front of the camera diminished, to his last cinematical works belong
- "My Gal Sal"
- "The Human Comedy" and
- "The Pride of St. Louis".
He remained true to the film business after his career as an actor and he worked in the wardrobe department of MGM till 1962.
Other movies with Albert Conti:
- The Eagle (25)
- Watch Your Wife
- Old Loves and New
- The Blonde Saint
- Love Me and the World Is Mine
- Honeymoon Hater
- The Legion of the Condemned
- Alex the Great
- The Magnificent Flirt
- Stocks and Blondes
- The Wedding March
- Dry Martini
- Captain Lash
- Lady of the Pavements
- Making the Grade
- Saturday's Children
- The Exalted Flapper
- Jazz Heaven
- He Loved the Ladies
- Melody Man
- Such Men Are Dangerous (30) Our Blushing Brides (30) Average Husband (30) Madam Satan (30) Oh, for a Man (30) Sea Legs (30) The Gang Buster (31) Liebe auf Befehl (31) Strangers May Kiss (31) Always Goodbye (31) Just a Gigolo (31) The Common Law (31) Heartbreak (31) Second Fiddle (32) The Woman from Monte Carlo (32) The Greeks Had a Word for Them (32) Lady with a Past (32) Shopworn (32) Careless Lady (32) Doomed Battalion (32) State's Attorney (32) As You Desire Me (32) The Night Club Lady (32) The Giddy Age (32) Men Are Such Fools (32) The Secret of Madame Blanche (33) Love Is Dangerous (33) The Barbarian (33) Adorable (33) I Love That Man (33) Shanghai Madness (33) Torch Singer (33) Gigolettes of Paris (33) My Lips Betray (33) Beloved (34) Fashions of 1934 (34) Riptide (34) Gambling Lady (34) Elmer and Elsie (34) Love Time (34) Mills of the Gods (34) The Night Is Young (35) Symphony of Living (35) Shadow of Doubt (35) Goin' to Town (35) Here's to Romance (35) Diamond Jim (35) Page Miss Glory (35) Hands Across the Table (35) Collegiate (36) The Case Against Mrs. Ames (36) Fatal Lady (36) Hollywood Boulevard (36) One in a Million (36) Stolen Holiday (37) Her Husband Lies (37) Café Metropole (37) Dangerously Yours (37) I'll Take Romance (37) Always Goodbye (38) Gateway (38) Everything Happens at Night (39) The Cowboy and the Blonde (41)"
Also the following, from http://www.hollywood.com/celebrity/198979/Albert_Conti
Some of his films:
"Suez (FILM) Jan. 1, 1938 Next Time We Love (FILM) Jan. 1, 1936 Topaze (FILM) Jan. 1, 1933 - with John Barrymore and Myrna Loy Freaks (FILM) Feb. 20, 1932 As You Desire Me (FILM) Jan. 1, 1932 - with Greta Garbo and Hedda Hopper - (Albert played the Captain).
"BIOGRAPHY While working in the California oil fields, Conti answered an open call placed by director Erich von Stroheim, who was in search of an Austrian military officer to act as technical advisor for his upcoming film Merry Go Round (1923). A better actor than most of his fellow Hapsburg empire expatriates, Conti was able to secure dignified character roles in several silent and sound films; his credits ranged from Joseph von Sternberg's Morocco (1930) to the early Laurel and Hardy knockabout Slipping Wives (1927). Though he made his last film in 1942, Albert Conti remained in the industry as an employee of the MGM wardrobe department, where he worked until his retirement in 1962. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide"
Other movies include:
Always Goodbye, 1938 - with Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall and Cesar Romero (Albert played Modiste Benoit) The Black Cat, 1934 - with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi (Albert played the Police Lieutenant) The Eagle, 1925 - with Rudolph Valentino and Gary Cooper Hollywood Boulevard, 1936 - with John Halliday, Marsha Hunt and Gary Cooper Lady of the Pavements, 1929 - with Lupe Velez and William Boyd (Albert plays Baron Finot) The Merry Widow, 1925 - with John Gilbert, Mae Murray and Clark Gable Merry-Go-Round, 1922 - with Norman Kerry and Mary Philbin Monte Carlo, 1930 - with Jack Buchanan and Jeanette MacDonald (Albert plays Prince Otto's companion / MC) Morocco, 1930 - with Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich (Albert plays Colonel Quinnovieres) Our Blushing Brides, 1930 - with Joan Crawford and Robert Montgomery Shopworn, 1932 - with Barbara Stanwyck (Albert plays Andre Renoir) Strangers May Kiss, 1931 - Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery (Albert Plays Count de Bazan) Tempest, 1928 - with John Barrymore and Camilla Horn This Modern Age, 1931 - with Joan Crawford and Pauline Frederick Torch Singer, 1933 - with Claudette Colbert (Albert plays Carlotti)