Is buried in the Städtischer Friedhof Berlin-Zehlendorf.
Formed his own production company at Tobis in 1942.
Although being active in Germany's Communist Party before the Nazi takeover, he later played in a number of propaganda films before and during World War II, including Our Flags Lead Us Forward (1933) and Jud Süß (1940).
Although it is inaccurate to say he is actually a character in Peter Handke's "anti-play," "The Ride Across Lake Constance," his name is used as a designation of a character, as are the names of other celebrated actors of the German cinema, Elisabeth Bergner, Erich von Stroheim, Emil Jannings, Henny Porten and the twins Alice Kessler and Ellen Kessler.
Some published reports state that George actually died of starvation in the Soviet detention camp of Sachsenhausen. According to these, the authorities pressured the camp physician to report the death as following an appendectomy.