Friedrich von Ledebur Movies and Career Information
Gemini Jun 03, 1900 Nisko Actor
Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln was an actor who was known for Moby Dick, Alexander the Great and Slaughterhouse-Five.
Ledebur was born in Austria-Hungary in 1900. Friedrich enlisted in the Austro-Hungarian Imperial Army in 1916 and was an officer in the Austrian Cavalry Division during the last years of World War I.
In 1945, von Ledebur made his film debut. He later appeared in Alexander the Great, and played chief harpooneer Queequeg, a South Sea cannibal chief, in the film Moby Dick. "Better a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian," Herman Melville's Ishmael famously says of Queequeg in the book and the film. He appeared as Brother Christophorus in Twilight Zone episode "The Howling Man"