Joseph Schildkraut, who dominated the American stage and screen for nearly four decades, died of an apparent heart attack last night at his New York home. He was 68. The permanent home of the Jewish actor was in Hollywood.
He was the son of a famous Jewish actor, Rudolf Schildkraut, who had been a star of the Yiddish stage in Europe and the United States. Joseph Schildkraut had won two Os cars for motion picture roles and won Academy Awards for his portrayal of Capt. Alfred Dreyfuss in “The Life of Emile Zola” and for another play. His most recent principal role was as Anne Frank’s father in the stage and screen production of “The Diary of Anne Frank.”
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