Lee Parry Poster


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Born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Died in Bad Tölz, Bavaria, Germany
Birth NameMathilde Benz

Mini Bio (1)

Beautiful German silent actress and singer, the daughter of a stage actor, opera tenor and variety director, who was popularly known as 'Papa Benz'. Parry was discovered for films in 1919 by the director/producer Richard Eichberg (whom she subsequently married). She reached the pinnacle of her career starring opposite Paul Wegener (of 'Golem' fame) in the historical drama Monna Vanna (1922). Otherwise, she was at her best in comedies. After Parry's film career reached a hiatus in the late 1920's, she made a short-lived comeback in talking pictures, starring in a couple of Viennese operettas. She was also a successful radio singer and recording artist of popular hits like "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt" (with the orchestra of Theo Mackeben). In 1956, Parry moved to Buenos Aires with her second husband, the director of the German theatre-in-exile, "Freie Deutsche Bühne". Following a theatrical comeback in the play "Manon", she continued to perform for several more years on various stages across South America.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis

Spouse (1)

Richard Eichberg (? - ?)

Trivia (7)

Besides her film career she was also a well-known singer who made many disc recordings.
She already gained a foothold in the film business at a very young age.
In the 20's she managed the rise to a star with movies like "Tanz auf dem Vulkan" (1920).
Lee Parry was married with director Richard Eichberg and with theater director Siegmund Breslauer.
When she went to South America in the 50's she continued there here theater career.
With the end of the silent movie era her career also drew to a close.
She played in the movies "Die lustigen Weiber von Wien" (1931), "Keinen Tag ohne dich" (1933) "Das Einmaleins der Liebe" (1935) and "Adieu Vienne" (1939) in the 30's, after that she retired from the film business.

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