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Born in Berlin, Germany
Died in West Berlin, West Germany

Mini Bio (1)

Rochus Gliese was born on January 6, 1891 in Berlin, Germany. He was an art director and director, known for Komödie des Herzens (1924), Die schöne Prinzessin von China (1917) and The Lost Shadow (1921). He died on December 22, 1978 in West Berlin, West Germany.

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German art director, a 1911 graduate from the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin. He began work as a theatrical set designer. His talent was noticed by Paul Wegener, who hired him to design sculptural constructs for The Golem (1915). Gliese is also remembered for building the monumental sets for Finances of the Grand Duke (1924) and for the magnificent set he created on the Fox Hills backlot for F.W. Murnau's classic film Sunrise (1927).
When F.W. Murnau went to the USA at the end of the 20's he followed him.
He was nominated for the Oscar for "Sunrise".
The director and art director Rochus Gliese was multitalent in the German film business. He studied at the State Museum for art and craft in Berlin.
Rochus Gliese was awarded the German Film Award for his life's work in 1973.
Rochus Gliese worked as a art director, director, writer, costume designer as well as an actor.
He got very early in contact with the film business and delivered an impressive work as an art director with his fantastic set for Paul Wegener's classic "Der Golem" (1914).
His film activities dropped off in the 30's. His last movie as a director was "Die Jagd nach dem Glück" (30), as an art director and costume designer he worked for the productions "Amphitryon" (1935), "Der Tanz auf dem Vulkan" (1938) and "Hanna Amon" (1951).

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