Conrad Veidt -- Anders als die Andern (Different From The Others) -- This is possibly the first homosexual character written for the screen

Conrad Veidt -- Anders als die Andern (Different From The Others) -- This is possibly the first homosexual character written for the screen

Conrad Veidt & Erna Morena in "Tagebuch einer Verlorenen (The Diary of a Lost Girl)," 1918.

Conrad Veidt & Erna Morena in "Tagebuch einer Verlorenen (The Diary of a Lost Girl)," 1918.

Conrad Veidt in the role of Cesare in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Photo by Franz Xaver Setzer, gelatin silver print, 1921) Photo on exhibit at the Leopold Museum in Vienna.

Conrad Veidt in the role of Cesare in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Photo by Franz Xaver Setzer, gelatin silver print, 1921) Photo on exhibit at the Leopold Museum in Vienna.

Actor Conrad Veidt was born today 1-22 in 1893. He was successful in silent films and merged well into talks with such credits to his name as The Thief of Baghdad, Casablanca and Above Suspicion. He passed suddenly on the golf course of a heart attack in 1943.

Actor Conrad Veidt was born today 1-22 in 1893. He was successful in silent films and merged well into talks with such credits to his name as The Thief of Baghdad, Casablanca and Above Suspicion. He passed suddenly on the golf course of a heart attack in 1943.

Conrad Veidt - German actor, probably now most famous for his early role in 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari' and much later, when he had moved to Hollywood, his part in 'Casablanca'.

Conrad Veidt - German actor, probably now most famous for his early role in 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari' and much later, when he had moved to Hollywood, his part in 'Casablanca'.

Conrad Veidt  1/22/1893 - 4/3/43    NOTABLE FILMS  The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,   The Man Who Laughs,   Casablanca

Conrad Veidt 1/22/1893 - 4/3/43 NOTABLE FILMS The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Man Who Laughs, Casablanca

1932 | Conrad Veidt, the year before he left Germany for England & ultimately, the United States

1932 | Conrad Veidt, the year before he left Germany for England & ultimately, the United States

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