Claude Heilman (Klaus Heilmann)

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Claude Heilman (Heilmann)

Also Known As: "Klaus", "Claude Heilman"
Birthplace: Köln, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Martin Heilmann and Berta Heilmann
Half brother of Richard Heilmann and Kurt Heilmann

Managed by: Dan Bodenheimer (Cousin Detective)
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About Claude Heilman (Klaus Heilmann)

Claude HEILMAN, born Klaus HEILMANN

Young Klaus escaped to London with his parents during WWII, and quickly got interested in the film industry. He spent some time at an early age working with the J. Arthur Rank organization in England before moving out to California.

Klaus Heilmann, now Claude Heilman, arrived in New York on 25 Apr 1947 aboard the Queen Elizabeth, and quickly made his way to Hollywood where he got his first job in the Los Angeles film industry in 1948 as a doorman at Fox West Coast Theatres.

In the ensuing years he rose to assistant manager at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, before trying his hand in 1957 as a film producer. He formed Vintage Productions to film the novelization of Alice Tisdale Hobart's novel on the California wine industry during prohibition, The Cup and the Sword. The film was named This Earth Is Mine and stars Rock Hudson, Jean Simmons and Claude Rains.

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Claude Heilman (Klaus Heilmann)'s Timeline

June 27, 1927
Köln, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany