BORN 18 May 1883, Zwingenberg, Hessen - DIED 27 Jun 1954, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg|
BIRTH NAME Loos, Theodor August Konrad
CAUSE OF DEATH gallbladder disease
GRAVE LOCATION Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg: Waldfriedhof (Abteilung 54 A)
Theodor Loos was the son of a watchmaker. He went to work for an uncle in Berlin, but his passion for acting led to dismission by his uncle. He returned to Leipzig and worked in his father's shop. He trained as an actor and after her performed in Danzig and Frankfurt am Main he was contracted by the Lessingtheater in Berlin in 1911. In 1913 he played in his first movie. In 1924 he was in "Die Nibelungen" by Fritz Lang, in 1927 in "Metropolis" and in 1931 in "M". From 1930 to 1933 he worked at the Deutsches Theater under Max Reinhardt and from 1934 to 1944 under Heinz Hilpert. In 1940 he was in the propaganda movie "Jud Süss" under the direction of Veit Harlan. In 1937 he was appointed Actor of State by Adolf Hitler and in 1944 Goebbels included him in the Gottbegnadeten-List of artists that wouldn't be sent to war.
At the end of the war he fled to Salzburg. The Americans banned him for performing for two years, but he was allowed to perform in the French zone in Tübingen. Although he had joined the NSDAP he hadn't been an active nazi. From 1949 until his death in 1954 he worked for the Staatstheater in Stuttgart.
supported Brausewetter, Hans
Aubert, Joachim, Handbuch der Grabstätten berühmter Deutscher, Österreicher und Schweizer, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München, 1975