Thursday, April 2, 2015

Evelyn Holt

Evelyn Holt

Evelyn Holt (1908 - 2001) was a highly popular German film actress in the late silent and the early sound era. The rise of the Nazis finished her blossoming film career. The reason: her original name looked too Jewish. She managed to survive by a career at the Komische Oper in Berlin, but when she married a Jewish publisher her stage career was halted as well. In 1938 the couple emigrated first to Switzerland, then in 1940 to Britain, and finally to the US. Evelyn Holt stayed in the US until her death in Los Angeles in 2001, but she never performed in a film again.

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3 comments:

  1. That is just so sad, imagine if she were born a good time later, she would have been quite famous I bet. She's very lovely too, and talented.

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  2. What a pity. That’s a lovely winsome pose with the bunch of lilacs.

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  3. I'm trying to visualise this beautiful photo in colour.

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