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Salka Viertel (1889–1978)

Salka Viertel was born on June 15, 1889 in Sambor, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Sambir, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine] as Salomea Steuermann. She was a writer and actress, known for Queen Christina (1933), Anna Karenina (1935) and Conquest (1937). She was married to Berthold Viertel. She died on October 20, 1978 in Klosters, Switzerland. See full bio »

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 1959 Prisoner of the Volga (writer)
 1947 Deep Valley (screenplay)
 1941 Two-Faced Woman (original screenplay)
 1937 Conquest
 1935 Anna Karenina (screen play)
 1934 The Painted Veil (screen play)
 1933 Queen Christina (from the original story by) / (screen play)
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 1931 Anna Christie
Marthy (as Salka Steuermann)
 1931 Die heilige Flamme (as Salka Steuermann)
 1931 Die Maske fällt (as Salka Stenermann)
 1929 Seven Faces
Catherine of Russia (as Salka Stenermann)
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 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (acknowledgment: the non-musical sequences represent outstanding contributions by)
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 2005 Garbo (Documentary)
Marthy Owens

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Other Works:

Novel: "The Kindness of Strangers," 1969.

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Alternate Names:

Salka Stenermann | Salka Steuermann

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Son, with Berthold Viertel, Peter Viertel. See more »

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