16 April, 2009

Harry Baur

Harry Baur was a French actor. He was killed by the Gestapo in Paris on April 8, 1943.

Baur gave an acclaimed performance as the composer Ludwig van Beethoven in Abel Gance's 1936 biopic Un grand amour de Beethoven (Beethoven's Great Love), and as Jean Valjean in Raymond Bernard's version of Les Misérables (1934). He also acted in Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset's 1909 silent film, Beethoven, among nearly 80 other films between 1909 and 1942.