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Elisabeth Bergner

Elisabeth Bergner (born Elisabeth Ettel; 22 August 1897 – 12 May 1986) was a European actress. Primarily a stage actress, her career flourished in Berlin and Paris, before she moved to London to work in films. Her signature role was Gemma Jones in Escape Me Never, a play written for her by Margaret Kennedy. Bergner, known in Europe as La Bergner, played Gemma first in London, and then made her Broadway debut with the role in 1935. She later repeated it in a film version, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1943, Bergner returned to Broadway in the play The Two Mrs. Carrolls, for which she was awarded the Distinguished Performance Medal by the Drama League.

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Aug 22, 1897 In Drohobych, Ukraine
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Der Evangelimann 1924-01-04
Latest Project:
Movie Wenn ich dich nicht hätte 1984-09-23
Known For
Poster of Heut' abend
Poster of The Pedestrian
Poster of Das Profil
Poster of Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola)
Movie Wenn ich dich nicht hätte Sophie Kaiser 1984-09-23
Movie Der Garten Mrs. Merriman 1983-02-22
Movie Feine Gesellschaft – Beschränkte Haftung Else 1982-03-12
Series Heut' abend Self 1980-02-03
Series NDR Talk Show herself 1979-02-09
Movie Der Pfingstausflug Margarete Johannsen 1978-12-23
Movie Memories of Berlin: The Twilight of Weimar Culture Unknown 1976-10-07
Movie Nachtdienst 1975-01-01
Movie The Pedestrian Frau Lilienthal 1973-09-05
Movie Der große Zauberer - Max Reinhardt Self 1973-10-30
Movie Cry of the Banshee Oona 1970-07-22
Movie Strogoff Mother 1970-10-28
Series Das Profil Unknown 1962-01-29
Movie The Happy Years of the Thorwalds Frau Thorwald 1962-11-16
Series Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) Self 1951-01-01
Movie Paris Calling Marianne Jannetier 1941-12-04
Movie Stolen Life Sylvina Lawrence / Martina Lawrence 1939-01-18
Movie Dreaming Lips Gaby Lawrence 1937-02-02
Movie As You Like It Rosalind 1936-09-02
Movie Escape Me Never Gemma Jones 1935-05-24
Movie The Rise of Catherine the Great Catherine 1934-02-09
Movie Dreaming Lips Gaby 1932-09-12
Movie Ariane Ariane Kusnetzowa 1931-02-20
Movie Fräulein Else Else Thalhof 1929-03-07
Movie Doña Juana Unknown 1928-01-24
Movie Love Herzogin von Langeais 1928-12-16
Movie Impetuous Youth Renee 1926-03-10
Movie Der Evangelimann Magdalena 1924-01-04
Movie Husbands or Lovers Nju 1924-11-21