Robert Thoeren (1903–1957) was a German actor and screenwriter. Born in Moravia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Thoeren emigrated to Germany and appeared in leading roles in several German-language films made by Paramount at the Joinville Studios in Paris. He went into exile following the Nazi rise to power in 1933, first in France and later in the United States. By that point, Thoeren had already ceased acting and begun writing screenplays for films and became a top writer in the United States, working with leading directors including Joseph Losey and William Dieterle. He returned to Germany after World War II and continued his career as a screenwriter. His story idea for the 1935 French film Fanfares of Love, and its 1951 German remake, was used as the basis for Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's Some Like It Hot, which was released in 1959, two years after his death.
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