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

The Original Inspiration For Batman's Joker, German Actor Conrad Veidt

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

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 & 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 - 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'.

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