German-born character actor who played out little roles in more than a hundred twentieth-century films, including 1933’s Zero Various other Woman, 1935’s Metropolitan, and 1940’s Swiss Family Robinson. His initial screen appearance is at the 1952 MGM film, The Belle of NY. He was the tone of voice and the visible model for the type of Mister Geppetto in the 1940 Disney cartoon film, Pinnochio. He was created in Germany, and he passed away in Southern California on your day after his seventieth birthday. He made an appearance in Stories of Manhattan, a 1949 film using a ensemble that included Paul Robeson and W.C. Areas.