Emil Jannings

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.

Emil Jannings
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Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz

(1884-07-23)23 July 1884
Died2 January 1950(1950-01-02) (aged 65)
Cause of deathLiver cancer
Years active1914–1945
Spouse(s)?? (m. 19??; div. 19??)
Hanna Ralph
(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.

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