Adolf E. Licho

Adolf E. Licho (1876–1944) was a Russian-German actor, screenwriter and film director.[1] He was born of Jewish parentage in Kremenchug which was then part of the Russian Empire, but emigrated to Germany to work in the theatre and then later in silent films. Following the Nazi Party's takeover in 1933 he went into exile, first in Austria and France and later in the United States. In Hollywood he played minor roles until his death in 1944.

Adolf E. Licho
Born13 September 1876
Died11 October 1944
Other namesAdolf Edgar Licho
OccupationActor, Writer, Director
Years active1914–1944 (film)

Selected filmography


  1. Parrill p.371

Further reading

  • Parrill, William B. European Silent Films on Video: A Critical Guide. McFarland, 2006.
  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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