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Emil Jannings ACTOR


Emil Jannings was born on July 23rd, 1884 in Rorschach, Switzerland with the birth name Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz.  His mother was German and his father was American.  The family relocated to Germany when he was a boy and his career in acting began as a stage actor and soon he was working under Max Reinhardt's company.
Soon he transitioned over to the film industry appearing in such films as, "Madame DuBarry" (1919), "Othello" (1922), "The Last Laugh" (1924), "Herr Rartuff" (1925), "Quo Vadis?" (1925), "Jealousy" (1925) and "Faust" (1926).  He then began also appearing in a number of Hollywood films such as, "The Last Command" (1928) co-starring Evelyn Brent and William Powell, for which he received an Academy award making him the first male leading actor to receive this award.  Emil also won an Oscar for, "The Way of All Flesh" (1929).
Other film roles that followed were, "Betrayal" (1929) and filmed in Europe, but in English, "The Blue Angel" (1930).  Once the transition from silent film's to talkies occurred in Hollywood, his film career in the United States came to an end.  He returned back to Europe and continued to work as an actor but focused his acting skills to the Nazi regime.  A number of his films were meant to promote Nazism such as, "The Youth of Frederick the Great" (1935), "The Ruler" (1937), "Uncle Kriger" (1941) and "The Dismissal of Bismarck" (1942).
After World War II came to an end, Jannings did a couple more films, but he never quite reached the level of stardom that he was well on his way to earlier in his career.  He retired in Austria and took on Austrian citizenship.  
Jannings was married a total of four times throughout his lifetime and had only one child.  He passed away on January 2nd, 1950 in Strobl, Austria after suffering from cancer.   


1945 Wo ist Herr Belling? 
1943 Altes Herz wird wieder jung 
1942 The Dismissal
1941 Uncle Kruger 
1939 Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes
1939 Der Trichter.
1937 Der zerbrochene Krug 
1937 Der Herrscher
1936 Traumulus 
1935 The Making of a King 
1934 The Black Whale 
1933 The Adventures of King Pausole 
1933 The Merry Monarch
1932 Stürme der Leidenschaft
1930 Liebling der Götter 
1930 The Blue Angel
1930 The Blue Angel
1929 Betrayal
1929 Fighting the White Slave Traffic 
1928 Sins of the Fathers 
1928 The Patriot 
1928 Street of Sin 
1928 The Last Command 
1927 The Way of All Flesh
1926 Faust 
1926 Liebe macht blind 
1925 Tartuffe 
1925 Jealousy
1925 Quo Vadis?
1924 The Last Laugh
1924 Husbands or Lovers 
1924 Waxworks 
1923 All for Money
1923 Love Tragedy 
1923 Du sollst nicht töten
1922 Peter the Great 
1922 Othello 
1922 The Loves of Pharaoh
1922 The Countess of Paris 
1921 Die Ratten 
1921 Der Schwur des Peter Hergatz 
1921 Danton 
1921 Der Stier von Olivera
1921 Die Brüder Karamasoff 
1920 Colombine 
1920 Anna Boleyn 
1920 Der Schädel der Pharaonentochter
1920 Algol - Tragödie der Macht 
1920 Das große Licht
1920 Kohlhiesels Töchter 
1919 Rose Bernd 
1919 Madame DuBarry 
1919 Vendetta 
1919 Die Tochter des Mehemed 
1919 Der Mann der Tat 
1919 Keimendes Leben, Teil 2
1918 Keimendes Leben, Teil 1
1918 Eyes of the Mummy Ma 
1918 Nach zwanzig Jahren 
1918 Fuhrmann Henschel 
1917 The Merry Jail 
1917 When Four Do the Same 
1917 Hoheit Radieschen
1917 Die Ehe der Luise Rohrbach 
1917 Der zehnte Pavillon der Zitadelle
1917 Das Geschäft 
1917 Der Ring der Giuditta Foscari 
1917 Die Seeschlacht
1917 Lulu
1917 Unheilbar
1916 Aus Mangel an Beweisen
1916 Das Leben ein Traum
1916 Die Bettlerin von St. Marien 
1916 Frau Eva
1916 Im Angesicht des Toten
1916 A Night of Horror 
1916 Stein unter Steinen 
1914 Arme Eva 
1914 Im Schützengraben
1914 Passionels Tagebuch

Matinee Classics - The Blue Angel starring Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti, Hans Albers, Reinhold Bernt, Eduard von Winterstein, Hans Roth, Rolf Muller, Rolant Varno, Karl Balhaus, Robert Klein-Lork, Charles Puffy, Wilhelm Diegelmann and Gerhard Bienert

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