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Lili Damita (1904–1994)


Lili was a French Actress who is remembered more for who she married than the movies she appeared in. When the sound revolution came into Hollywood, the studio's scrambled to find actors who could speak lines and record well. It was at this time that Lili burst on the scene. While her accent would always be very noticeable, the novelty of sound ... See full bio »

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Known For

Fighting Caravans
(1931)
This Is the Night
(1932)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
The Bridge of San Luis Rey Camila (La Perichole)
(1929)
The Match King
The Match King Marta Molnar
(1932)

Filmography

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 1938 L'escadrille de la chance
Edwige (as Lily Damita)
 1936 The Devil on Horseback
Diane Corday
 1935 Frisco Kid
Belle
 1935 Brewster's Millions
Rosalie La Rue
 1934 On a volé un homme
Annette
 1933 Goldie Gets Along
Goldie LaFarge
 1932 The Match King
Marta Molnar
 1932 Une heure près de toi
Mitzi Olivier
 1932 This Is the Night
Germaine
 1931 Friends and Lovers
Alva Sangrito
 1931/II The Woman Between
Julie Whitcomb (as Lily Damita)
 1931 Fighting Caravans
Felice (as Lily Damita)
 1931 Le père célibataire (as Lily Damita)
 1930 Soyons gais
Kitty
 1929 The Cock-Eyed World
Mariana Elenita
 1929 The Rescue
Lady Edith Travers
 1928 Die große Abenteuerin
Adventuress
 1927 Die berühmte Frau
Sonja Litowskaja
 1927 Forbidden Love
Prinzessin Nadya von Kraya
 1926 The Golden Butterfly
Lilian, seine Pflegetochter
 1926 Secrets of a Soul (uncredited)
 1926 Fiaker Nr. 13
Lilian
 1925 Le prince charmant (as Lily Deslys)
 1924 Une femme dans la nuit (as Lily Damita)
 1924 La voyante
Suzanne
 1923 Corsica (as Lily Deslys)
 1922 La belle au bois dormant
Le Prince (as Lily Deslys)
 1922 Maman Pierre
Susy (as Lily Deslys)
 1922 La fille sauvage
Henriette Villedieu (as Lily Deslys)
 1922 L'empereur des pauvres
Riquette (as Lily Deslys)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Philip Barry's play, "The Philadelphia Story," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Muriel Williams in the cast.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Liliane Damita | Lily Damita | Lily Deslys | Lily Seslys | Damita del Rojo

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

Marriage is a career itself. It requires full-time. When I do fall in love the career must go. See more »

Trivia:

A polyglot. As well as French and English, she was fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and German. She could also speak some Italian and some Hungarian. See more »

Nickname:

Tiger Lil See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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