Swiss actors died because of Tuberculosis

Here are 1 famous actors from Switzerland died in Tuberculosis:

George Gebhardt

George Gebhardt (September 21, 1879 Basel-May 2, 1919 New York) otherwise known as George Gebhard, George Gebhart, Frank Gebhardt, Mr. Gebhardt, Joseph Gebhart, Joseph Gebhardt also or Joseph Gebhart also was a Swiss actor and film director.

He started his career in the early 1900s with the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company before moving to work with the Lubin Manufacturing Company in 1908. He directed and acted in several silent films, including "The Salvation Army Lass" (1909) and "The Kid's Clever Trick" (1910).

Gebhardt's most notable work was in the film "The Great Train Robbery" (1903), which is considered to be one of the first narrative films ever made. He played one of the robbers in the film and also assisted in designing the special effects.

In addition to his work in film, Gebhardt was also a skilled violinist and occasionally performed as a musician. He tragically died at the age of 39 from pneumonia.

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