German actresses who deceased in 1967

Here are 4 famous actresses from Germany died in 1967:

Greta Schröder

Greta Schröder (June 27, 1892 Düsseldorf-April 13, 1967 Vienna) a.k.a. Greta Schroder, Greta Schroeder-Wegener, Grete Wegener, Greta Schroeder, Greta Schroeder Mátray, Greta Schröder-Matray or Margarethe Schröder was a German actor and screenwriter.

She began her acting career in German silent films during the early 1910s and became famous for her performance in the 1920 horror classic "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari". She went on to appear in numerous films throughout the 1920s and 1930s, working with prominent directors such as Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau.

After the rise of the Nazi party in Germany, Schröder left the country and continued her career in other European countries such as Austria and Hungary. In the 1940s, she began working as a screenwriter and contributed to the scripts of several films. She also worked as a translator and interpreter for the American occupation forces in Austria after World War II.

Schröder continued working in films and theater until her death in 1967 at the age of 74.

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Ellen Plessow

Ellen Plessow (January 12, 1891 Oldenburg-September 2, 1967 Berlin) also known as Helene Penning was a German actor.

Plessow started her acting career as a stage actress, performing at various theaters in Germany. In 1923, she made her film debut and appeared in over 80 films throughout her career. She was known for her dramatic roles and strong on-screen presence.

During the Nazi regime, Plessow refused to join the Nazi Party and was subsequently banned from performing on stage and in films. After World War II, she returned to acting and appeared in several notable films, including Wolfgang Staudte's "The Murderers Are Among Us" (1946), which was the first film made in Germany after the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Aside from her acting career, Plessow was also a political activist and worked to promote women's rights. She was a member of the German Communist Party and was arrested by the Gestapo for her political activities.

Plessow died in 1967 in Berlin at the age of 76.

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Kaaren Verne

Kaaren Verne (April 6, 1918 Berlin-December 23, 1967 Hollywood) also known as Katherine Ingeborg Bechstein, Karen Verne, Ingeborg Greta Katerina Marie-Rose Klinckerfuss or Catherine Young was a German actor. She had one child, Alastair Young.

Verne was born in Germany and began her acting career in Europe, performing in films such as "Secret Lives" (1937) and "The Spy in Black" (1939). Verne moved to Hollywood to further her career and appeared in a number of films, including "The Moon and Sixpence" (1942), "The Hitler Gang" (1944), and "The House on 92nd Street" (1945). In addition to her film work, Verne also appeared in various Broadway productions. She was married to actor Albert Lieven from 1943 to 1956. Verne passed away in 1967 at the age of 49 due to cancer.

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Fita Benkhoff

Fita Benkhoff (November 1, 1901 Dortmund-October 26, 1967 Munich) a.k.a. Franziska Benkhoff or Frieda Elfriede Benkhoff was a German actor and singer.

She began her career in the 1920s and starred in numerous motion pictures throughout her career, including films directed by Fritz Lang and G.W. Pabst. Benkhoff was also a successful operetta singer and performed on stage throughout Germany. In addition to her acting and singing career, Benkhoff was an accomplished painter and sculptor. She exhibited her artwork in several exhibitions and galleries, and some of her pieces are still on display in museums today. Despite struggling with health issues in her later years, Benkhoff continued to work in the entertainment industry until her death in 1967.

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