Facts about Conrad Veidt
Conrad Veidt Biography
Conrad Veidt had a distinguished early career in German silent films, including the role of Cesare, the somnambulist in the 1919 classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. After dozens of roles in German films, the versatile actor made his way to Hollywood and had his most famous role as Major Strasser, the German officer who menaces Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca (1942). Veidt died suddenly of a heart attack on a Los Angeles golf course at the age of 50.