German actresses who deceased in 1977

Here are 9 famous actresses from Germany died in 1977:

Elisabeth Flickenschildt

Elisabeth Flickenschildt (March 16, 1905 Blankenese-October 26, 1977 Stade) also known as Elisabeth Flickenschild, E. Flickenschildt or Elisabeth Ida Marie Flickenschildt was a German actor, film producer and author.

She started her acting career in theater and went on to appear in over 100 German films. Flickenschildt was known for her versatility and played a wide range of roles, from comedic to dramatic characters. Some of her notable films include "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (1943), "The Murderers are Among Us" (1946), and "The Marriage of Maria Braun" (1979). In addition to her work in film, Flickenschildt also wrote several books and produced a number of films. Her contributions to German cinema have been recognized with several awards, including the 1967 German Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Nirgendwo ist Poenichen". Flickenschildt died in 1977 at the age of 72.

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Trude Berliner

Trude Berliner (February 28, 1903 Berlin-February 26, 1977 San Diego) otherwise known as Gertrude Berliner was a German actor.

She was born to a Jewish family in Berlin and trained in acting at the prestigious Max Reinhardt Seminar. She began her acting career in Berlin's flourishing film industry in the 1920s, where she often played leading roles in silent films. After the Nazis came to power, she fled to the United States in 1936 and continued her acting career in Hollywood. She appeared in over 50 films, usually in supporting or small roles.

In addition to her acting career, Berliner was also a skilled linguist and translated German plays and poetry into English. She also taught acting and voice in her later years.

Despite her success in the United States, Berliner never forgot her roots and remained an advocate for Jewish causes. She was an active participant in the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League and frequently spoke out against fascism.

Berliner passed away in 1977 in San Diego, California at the age of 73. She is remembered as a talented actor and advocate for social justice.

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Lee Parry

Lee Parry (January 14, 1901 Munich-January 24, 1977 Bad Tölz) also known as Mathilde Benz, Mathilde Charlotte Benz or Hilde Benz was a German actor and singer.

She began her career in theater before transitioning to film in the 1920s. Parry appeared in over 50 films throughout her career, often playing strong and independent women. She also had success as a singer, performing in cabarets and on the radio. During World War II, Parry's career was briefly halted when she was forced to go into hiding due to her Jewish heritage. Following the war, she continued to act and perform until her retirement in the late 1960s. Parry was highly regarded among her peers and is remembered as a talented and versatile performer.

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Annemarie Steinsieck

Annemarie Steinsieck (September 21, 1889 Berlin-August 29, 1977 Berlin) was a German actor.

She began her acting career in the 1910s and appeared in over 80 films throughout her career. Steinsieck was known for her versatile acting skills and played a wide range of roles in both silent and sound films. She worked with renowned directors such as G.W. Pabst and Fritz Lang. In addition to her film work, Steinsieck also performed in theater productions. She was honored with the National Prize of East Germany in 1951 for her contributions to German theater and film. Despite facing political obstacles during the Nazi regime, Steinsieck continued to act and remained committed to her craft until her death in 1977.

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Maria Krahn

Maria Krahn (October 7, 1896 Cologne-December 10, 1977 Gelsenkirchen) was a German actor.

She began her acting career in the early 1920s and quickly became a popular figure on stage and screen. Krahn's versatile acting skills allowed her to perform in a variety of genres, including drama, comedy, and musicals. Some of her most notable roles were in films such as "Familie Schimek" (1933) and "Der Biberpelz" (1949). During World War II, Krahn was active in anti-Nazi resistance efforts, and was briefly imprisoned by the Gestapo in 1944. After the war, she continued to act and also became involved in political activism. In recognition of her contributions to German culture, Krahn was awarded the Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Award) in 1964.

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Carla Rust

Carla Rust (September 15, 1908 Bremen-December 27, 1977 Bad Hindelang) was a German actor.

She began her acting career in 1928 in Bremen and later moved to Berlin in pursuit of more opportunities. Rust became a prominent character actress appearing in films and television shows throughout the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Some of her notable film roles include "Der Postmeister," "Die Dritte von rechts," and "Alraune." Rust was also a prolific voice-over artist who dubbed the voices of many famous American actresses such as Claudette Colbert, Barbara Stanwyck, and Joan Crawford in German-language versions of their films. She was married to fellow actor Werner Hinz from 1939 until his death in 1950. Rust retired from acting in the 1960s and spent her later years in Bad Hindelang where she passed away at the age of 69.

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Ursula Grabley

Ursula Grabley (December 8, 1908 Woltersdorf, Brandenburg-April 3, 1977 Brilon) also known as Ursula Margarete Marie Feodora Grabley was a German actor.

She started her acting career in 1929 and became well-known in the 1930s for her roles in films such as "Melody of the Heart" and "The Yellow Flag". During World War II, she continued to act in films but also helped hide Jewish friends and acquaintances, risking her own life in doing so. After the war, she continued her acting career in West Germany, appearing in films such as "The Devil's General" and "The Confession of Ina Kahr". She was also a sought-after theater actress and worked with notable directors such as Brecht and Piscator. Grabley won several awards for her performances, including the Bambi Award and the German Film Award. In addition to acting, she was also known for her work as a translator, translating works from English to German.

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Emmy Wehlen

Emmy Wehlen (November 27, 1887 Mannheim-November 27, 1977) also known as Emily Wehlen was a German actor.

She started her career in silent movies in Europe and later moved to America where she had a successful career in Hollywood movies. Wehlen acted in more than 30 films including "The Monster" (1925), "Ella Cinders" (1926), "One Hour of Love" (1927), "The Haunted House" (1928) and "The Canary Murder Case" (1929). She was known for her beauty and acting skills and considered as one of the most promising actors during the golden age of Hollywood. After retiring from acting, she settled in New York City and lived a private life until her death in 1977.

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Lotte Neumann

Lotte Neumann (August 5, 1896 Berlin-February 26, 1977 Gaißach) otherwise known as Charlotte Diller, Charlotte Pötler, CHDiller, CH Diller, C.H.Diller or C.H. Diller was a German actor, screenwriter and film producer.

She began her acting career in the 1910s and appeared in over 200 films throughout her career. Some of her most notable roles were in films such as "Homunculus" (1916), "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920), "Menschen im Käfig" (1920), and "Menschen hinter Gittern" (1929).

In addition to acting, Neumann also worked as a screenwriter and producer. She wrote the screenplays for films such as "Bubi ist eifersüchtig" (1925) and "Einbruch im Bankhaus Reichenbach" (1927). She also produced the film "Die Frauengasse von Algier" (1928).

After the rise of the Nazi party in Germany, Neumann left the country and continued her career in Switzerland and Austria. She eventually retired from acting in the 1950s.

Neumann was married twice, first to actor Julius Falkenstein and then to film director Erich Waschneck. She had one son with Falkenstein and one daughter with Waschneck. Some of her relatives were also involved in the entertainment industry, including her niece, actress Lilli Palmer.

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