- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : ME
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (23)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 3
German-American actor who first studied chemistry, but was drawn to the stage. He worked with the Max Reinhardt theater from 1909-1915 and made his film debut in the German picture, "Der Andere," in 1913. On German stage, and in German film, he gained great prominence before he was forced to flee the Nazi regime to Switzerland in 1933.
Arriving in Hollywood in 1939, Bassermann was successful in character roles. His wife, Elsa, also appeared in some of his films, which included "The Moon and The Sixpence," 1942 and "Madame Curie," 1943.
Bassermann died in an air crash over the Atlantic on 15 May 1952.