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Elisabeth Bergner

Elisabeth BergnerAKA Elisabeth Ettel

Born: 22-Aug-1897
Birthplace: Drohobycz, Austria-Hungary
Died: 12-May-1986
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Illness
Remains: Cremated, Golders Green Crematorium, London, England (scattered)

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: Austria
Executive summary: Escape Me Never

Born in what is now part of the Ukraine, Bergner was a star of the German and Austrian stage prior to the Nazi takeover. She received a nomination for the 1936 Best Actress Oscar, for the role of Gemma Jones in Escape Me Never. The film was directed by her husband, Paul Czinner. Now obscure, critic Alexander Woollcott once called her "probably the ablest living actress today."

Father: Emil Ettel
Mother: Anna Rosa Wagner
Husband: Paul Czinner (film director, m. 1933, d. 22-Jun-1972)

    Fainted 1934 (London)
    Appendectomy 3-Mar-1936

    The Pedestrian (6-Sep-1973)
    Cry of the Banshee (22-Jul-1970)
    Paris Calling (4-Dec-1941)
    Stolen Life (18-Jan-1939)
    As You Like It (3-Sep-1936) · Rosalind
    Escape Me Never (24-May-1935)
    The Rise of Catherine the Great (18-Jan-1934)

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