Curt Bois, 90, a dapper German actor who performed...

Deaths elsewhere

January 06, 1992

Curt Bois, 90, a dapper German actor who performed alongside Humphrey Bogart, Rita Hayworth and other stars in more than 60 films, has died, theater officials said Saturday. Mr. Bois, who went to Hollywood after fleeing the Nazis in 1933, died Christmas Day, said a statement from Berlin's Schiller Theater. A native Berliner, he had worked at the Schiller. The cause of death was not given. Mr. Bois worked in theater, cabaret and television in Germany, and made films in the United States and his homeland. Specializing in comic roles, he had appeared in 27 movies by the time he left Germany in 1933. Mr. Bois made 40 more while in exile in the United States, mostly in small but memorable roles as headwaiters and pompous clerks. "Curt Bois was able to see the opportunity for creating a pithy miniature from even little roles," the Munich-based Sueddeutsche Zeltung newspaper said in an obituary. He played a pickpocket in "Casablanca."

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