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Siegfried Arno – ‘The German Charlie Chaplin’

The extraordinary career of Hollywood star Sig Arno is mostly remembered through the 150 films he appeared in from 1921 to 1962, but his roots in the cabaret scene of Weimar Berlin is a lesser told story. Born Siegfried Aron … Continue reading

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Paul O’Montis

Paul O’Montis was born Paul Wendel,  in Budapest on April 3rd 1894. He was brought up and spent most of his youth in Hannover before moving to Berlin in 1924, where he began performing in cabarets. He was an accomplished … Continue reading

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Curt Bois

Curt Bois was born on April 5th 1901 at 28 Ansbacherstrasse, in Berlins Schöneberg district. He was one of four children, his elder sister being the actress and comedian Ilse Bois, brought up by his single mother after their father … Continue reading

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Camilla Spira

Camilla Spira was born on March 1st 1906 in Hamburg. At 13, she attended Max-Reinhardt acting school which lead to several theatre roles in Hamburg, Vienna and Berlin. She made her film debut in 1924 at the age of 18 … Continue reading

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Kurt Gerron

Kurt Gerron was born in Berlin on May 11th 1897. He initially studied medicine but after being wounded in the First World War became a stage actor in 1920. (image usa.diplo.de) Throughout the Weimar period Kurt Gerron was one of … Continue reading

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