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Lya De Putti (1897–1931)


The daughter of a Hungarian baron and countess, Lya De Putti went on to perform classical ballet in Berlin, Germany, after a brief stint in Hungarian vaudeville. She later made several films at the German UFA studios, most notably Variety (1925), before going to Hollywood in 1926. While in America she starred in several movies, mostly in vamp ... See full bio »

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Othello Emilia
(1922)
Manon Lescaut Manon Lescaut
(1926)
(1923)
(1928)

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 1929 The Informer
Katie Fox
 1928 The Scarlet Lady
Lya
 1928 Charlott etwas verrückt
Charlott Verloh
 1928 Midnight Rose
Midnight Rose
 1928 Buck Privates
Annie
 1927 The Heart Thief
Anna Gallambos
 1926 God Gave Me Twenty Cents
Cassie Lang
 1926 The Prince of Tempters
Dolores
 1926 The Sorrows of Satan
Princess Olga Godovsky
 1926 Junges Blut
Schauspielerin Grita
 1926 Manon Lescaut
Manon Lescaut
 1925 Variety
Bertha-Marie
 1925 Eifersucht
Frau - Marthe Ménard
 1925 Komödianten
Die Sentimentale
 1925 Im Namen des Kaisers
Sonja Smirnow, Studentin der Medizin
 1924 Claire
 1924 Malva
Malva
 1924 Thamar, das Kind der Berge
Thamar - Graf Daniloffs Schwester
 1923 S.O.S. Die Insel der Tränen
Lilian - Harding's Tochter
 1923 Cage of Death
Rosita - his wife
 1923 Die Fledermaus
Adele
 1922 Phantom
Veronika Harlan / Mellitta (as Lya de Putti)
 1922 The Burning Soil
Gerda - Rudenburg's Tochter / Gerda - Rudenburg's daughter
 1922 Othello
Emilia
 1921 Mysteries of India, Part II: Above All Law
Mirrjha (as Lya de Putti)
 1921 Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth
Mirrjha - Savitrid Stubenmädchen / Servant (as Lya de Putti)
 1921 Ilona
Ruschka & Ilona
 1920 Pe valurile fericirii (as Lia Putti)
 1920 Zigeunerblut
 1918 A csavargó (as Putty Lia)
 1918 A Császár katonái
Karády Erzsike (as Putti Lia)
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Alternate Names:

Amalia Janka | Putti Lia | Putty Lia | Lia Putti | Lia Putty | Lya de Putti
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Hospitalized to have a chicken bone removed from her throat de Putti contracted a throat infection. She was taken to the Harbor Sanitarium, then located at 667 Madison Avenue where she reportedly behaved irrationally and eluded her nurses. Eventually she was found in a corridor. She developed pleurisy in her right side, followed by pneumonia in both lungs. See more »

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