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Valeska Gert (1892–1978)


Valeska Gert was born on January 11, 1892 in Berlin, Germany as Gertrude Samosch. She was an actress, known for Juliet of the Spirits (1965), The 3 Penny Opera (1931) and Diary of a Lost Girl (1929). She was married to Robin Hay Anderson and Helmuth von Krause. She died on March 15, 1978 in Kampen, Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. See full bio »

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The 3 Penny Opera
The 3 Penny Opera Mrs. Peachum
(1931)
Diary of a Lost Girl
Diary of a Lost Girl The director's wife
(1929)
Coup de grâce
Coup de grâce Tante Praskovia
(1976)

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 1976 Coup de grâce
Tante Praskovia
 1975 The Enchantment of the Blue Sailors
Ein alter Vogel
 1973 Eight Hours are Not a Day (TV Mini-Series)
- Franz und Ernst (1973)
 1965 Juliet of the Spirits
Pijma
 1939 Rio
Specialty (uncredited)
 1930 Takový je zivot
Waitress
 1929 Diary of a Lost Girl
The director's wife
 1928 A Daughter of Destiny
Ein Mädchen von der Gasse
 1926 Nana
Zoe - la femme de chambre
 1925 The Joyless Street
Frau Greifer (uncredited)
 1925 Wood Love
Puck
 1918 Colomba
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 1977 Nur zum Spaß, nur zum Spiel (Documentary)
 1975 Je später der Abend... (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode dated 19 November 1975 (1975) ... Herself
 1969 Pariser Journal (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Episode #9.1 (1969) ... Herself
 1930 People on Sunday
Herself
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 2010 Cabaret-Berlin: The Wild Scene (TV Movie documentary)
Herself, cabaret dancer
 2001 Das Jahrhundert des Kabaretts (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself

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By 1944, Gert had relocated to Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she opened Valeska's. Here, she reunited with Tennessee Williams. She told him stories of hiring a seventy-year-old midget named Mademoiselle Pumpernickel who became jealous whenever Gert went onstage. During this period, she was called to Provincetown court for throwing garbage out of her window and failing to pay a dance partner.... See more »

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