German actor (1884-1950)
Emil Jannings (born Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, 23 July 1884 – 2 January 1950) was a German actor. He won the first Academy Award for Best Actor at the 1st Academy Awards for his roles as Duke Sergius Alexander in The Last Command and as August Schilling in The Way of All Flesh.
Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz
23 July 1884
|Died||2 January 1950 (aged 65)|
|Cause of death||Liver cancer|
|Spouse(s)||?? (m. 19??; div. 19??)|
(m. 1919; div. 1921)
Lucie Höflich (m. 192?; div. 192?)
Gussy Holl (m. 1923)
During World War II, he starred in many Nazi propaganda movies. After the fall for the Third Reich, he was unemployed and retired.