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Emil Jannings
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Born
Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz

(1884-07-23)23 July 1884
Died 2 January 1950(1950-01-02) (aged 65)
Strobl, Allied-occupied Austria
Cause of death Liver cancer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1914–1945
Spouse(s) ?? (m. 19??; div. 19??)
Hanna Ralph
(m. 1919; div. 1921)

Lucie Höflich (m. 192?; div. 192?)
Gussy Holl (m. 1923)

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.

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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