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Ossi Oswalda (1897–1947)

Ossi Oswalda was born Oswalda Staglich on February 2, 1899 in Berlin, Germany. She trained to be a ballerina and worked in chorus lines when she was a teenager. Director Ernst Lubitsch discovered her and cast her in his 1916 film The Shoe Palace. Over the next five years she appeared in many of Lubitsch's comedies including The Doll, The Oyster ... See full bio »

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Known For

Amor am Steuer Actress
Das Mädel mit der Maske Hothilde van Erlenkamp
Colibri Colibri


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 1933 The Star of Valencia
 1930 Der keusche Josef
Kitty, eine ganz große Angelegenheit
 1929 Die vierte von rechts
 1928 Sir or Madame
Guelda Rhos
 1927 Florette e Patapon
Riquette, moglie di Florette
 1927 Ein schwerer Fall
Dorrit Martin
 1927 Frühere Verhältnisse
Pepi, Stubenmädchen
 1927 A Crazy Night
Margot Olschinsky, Varieté-Tänzerin
 1926 Buying a Wife
 1926 Die Kleine vom Varieté
Rositta, die Kleine vom Varieté
 1926 The Wooing of Eve
Ossi Bondy
 1926 Herrn Filip Collins Abenteuer
Daisy Cuffler
 1925 Das Mädchen mit der Protektion
Tochter Marcelle
 1925 The Cupid Express
 1925 Niniche
 1924 Colibri
 1922 Das Mädel mit der Maske
Hothilde van Erlenkamp
 1920 Putschliesel
 1920 Kakadu und Kiebitz
Ossi Schönbeck
 1920 Hundemamachen
 1919 The Doll
Ossi - His Daughter
 1919 The Oyster Princess
Oss - Quaker's daughter
 1919 The Swabian Maiden
Lorle Schmied
 1918 My Wife, the Movie Star
Ossi, der Filmstar der Fabrik
 1918 The Ballet Girl
Ossi, eine junge Tänzerin
 1918 Dem Licht entgegen (Short)
 1918 The Toboggan Cavalier
Ossi Hannemann
 1917 Prince Sami (Short)
Herzogin Maria
 1917 Ossi's Diary
 1917 When Four Do the Same (Short)
Segetoffs Tochter
 1916 The Tenor, Inc.
Sallys Cousin
 1916 Leutnant auf Befehl (Short)
 1916 Der Hilferuf
Frau Storry
 1916 Shoe Palace Pinkus
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Extrovert German leading lady, singer and dancer of the silent screen. Trained as a ballerina and discovered for films in 1916. Set up her own production company in 1921. Under contract to Ufa from 1925. Her career declined after the arrival of sound. Died in abject poverty and relative obscurity in Prague in January 1948 at the age of just 48. See more »

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