Theodore von Eltz
Born(1893-11-05)November 5, 1893
DiedOctober 6, 1964(1964-10-06) (aged 70)
Years active1915-1957
Spouse(s)Peggy Prior (1921-1928; divorced); 2 children
Elizabeth Lorimer (1932-1964) (his death)
ChildrenLori March (1923-2013)
Theodore von Eltz, Jr.
with Lois Wilson in a scene from The Furies (1930)
with Lois Wilson in a scene from The Furies (1930)

Theodore von Eltz (November 5, 1893 – October 6, 1964) was an American film actor. He appeared in more than 200 films between 1915 and 1957. He was the father of actress Lori March.[1]

Von Eltz was a Yale University professor's son. After 12 years at an eastern private boarding school, he served in France for eight months during World War I. He followed his war experience with ventures into oil fields in Texas and on the stage in New York.[2]

In September 1921, von Eltz married Peggy Prior. They had a daughter, Lori, and a son, Theodore, Jr. In 1928, the couple separated, reconciled, and finally divorced on November 7.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "Theodore von Eltz, a character actor". New York Times. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Erskine (June 12, 1932). "Hollywood's Spiciest Marriage Mix-Up". The Miami Herald. Florida, Miami. p. 28. Retrieved February 27, 2020 – via