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Elisabeth Bergner (1897–1986)


Elisabeth Bergner was the daughter of the merchant Emil Ettel and his wife Anna Rosa Wagner. She grew up in Vienna, and she made her theatre debut in Innsbruck in 1915. In 1916 she obtained a contract in Zürich, where she played Ophelia next to the famous Alexander Moissi, who fell in love with her. The next stage in her career was Vienna, where ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 88) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Paris Calling
Paris Calling Marianne Jannetier
(1941)
Der Pfingstausflug
Der Pfingstausflug Margarete Johannsen
(1978)
As You Like It
As You Like It Rosalind
(1936)

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 1978 Der Pfingstausflug
Margarete Johannsen
 1973 The Pedestrian
Frau Lilienthal
 1970 Strogoff
Marfa Strogoff
 1970 Cry of the Banshee
Oona (as Elizabeth Bergner)
 1941 Paris Calling
Marianne Jannetier
 1941 49th Parallel
Anna (uncredited)
 1939 Stolen Life
Sylvina Lawrence / Martina Lawrence
 1937 Dreaming Lips
Gaby Lawrence
 1936 As You Like It
Rosalind
 1935 Escape Me Never
Gemma Jones
 1932 Melo
Gaby
 1931 Ariane
Ariane Kusnetzowa
 1931 The Loves of Ariane
Ariane
 1929 Fräulein Else
Else Thalhof
 1928 Doña Juana
Doña Juana
 1927 Liebe
Herzogin von Langeais
 1926 Impetuous Youth
Renée
 1924 Husbands or Lovers
Nju
 1924 Der Evangelimann
Magdalena
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Other Works:

She acted in Margaret Kennedy's play, "Escape Me Never!", at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Hugh Sinclair, Leon Quartermaine, Katie Johnson, Griffith Jones and Peter Bull in the cast. Theodor Komisarjevsky was the director. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elizabeth Bergner
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Trivia:

She and Bette Davis overlapped in two ways: Davis starred in A Stolen Life (1946), a remake of Stolen Life (1939), in which Bergner starred; and Davis starred in All About Eve (1950), which was based on an incident that actually happened to Bergner. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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