Paul Henreid, the actor who played the stoic resistance...

Deaths elsewhere

April 05, 1992

Paul Henreid, the actor who played the stoic resistance fighter Victor Laszlo in the film classic "Casablanca," has died at the age of 84.

He created another one of cinema's vintage moments when he sentimentally lighted two cigarettes and handed one to Bette Davis in "Now Voyager." He died last Sunday, a daughter, Monika Henreid, announced Thursday.

His career as an actor and director spanned 50 years. But his roles in "Casablanca" and "Now Voyager" were the defining moments of the aristocratic actor's career.

In "Casablanca" (1943) he starred with Humphrey Bogart, who was the club owner, Rick, and Ingrid Bergman, Mr. Laszlo's wife.

"Now Voyager" (1942) featured Mr. Henreid with Miss Davis and Claude Rains. Mr. Henreid played the object of Miss Davis' doomed love affair. The sexy glance he gave her along with the cigarette was a long-remembered scene.

Mr. Henreid was born Paul George Julius Hernreid Ritter von Wasel Waldingau in Trieste, Italy.

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