Dr. Ernest Bornemann

Dr. Ernest Bornemann



Dr. Ernest Bornemann (1902-1977) was an American actor, director, and writer. He was born in New York City to German immigrants and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He began his career on Broadway, appearing in over 100 plays. He made his film debut in the 1933 version of "King Kong" as Dr. Ernest Bornemann.

He was a versatile actor, appearing in a variety of roles throughout his career, from light comedy to Shakespearean tragedy. He was often cast in the role of the father or grandfather, and was known for his strong characterizations. Some of his notable film appearances include “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1938), “The Big Broadcast of 1938” (1938), “The Long Voyage Home” (1940), and “The Corsican Brothers” (1941).

In addition to acting, Bornemann was also an accomplished director. He directed the Broadway play “The Chalk Garden” (1956), and served as director of the Algonquin Theater in New York City. He wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of “The Chalk Garden” (1964).

Bornemann was an advocate for actors’ rights, and was instrumental in creating the Screen Actors Guild in 1937. He served as a guild president for two terms, and was also president of the Actors’ Equity Association.

Throughout his life, Bornemann was highly decorated for his contributions to the arts. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1975, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 1977.

Dr. Ernest Bornemann was an influential figure in the American theater and film industry. He was an accomplished actor, director, and writer, and was highly respected for his advocacy of actors’ rights. His career spanned four decades, and he left a lasting legacy in the entertainment industry.

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