Lilian Harvey
Actress, singer
Lilian Harvey
Lilian Harvey was a British-born actress and singer, long-based in Germany, where she is best known for her role as Christel Weinzinger in Erik Charell's 1931 film Der Kongress tanzt.
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Wo die Geschichte plötzlich lebendig wird - Derwesten.de
Google News - over 5 years
Hier kamen in den 30er Jahren Schauspieler wie Heinz Rühmann, Hans Albers, Marlene Dietrich, Willy Fritsch oder Lilian Harvey an, wenn sie zu den Ufa-Filmstudios fuhren. Bei einem Spaziergang über die „berüchtigte“ Glienicker Brücke können die
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27. Juli - Jan Ullrich gewinnt Tour de France, Erdbeben in China der Stärke 8 ... - Nordwest-Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
... Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (1939-2003), spanischer Schriftsteller. Todestage: William Wyler (1902-1981), amerikanisch-schweizerischer Regisseur („Ben Hur“); Lilian Harvey (1907-1968), britische Schauspielerin („Die Drei von der Tankstelle“)
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„Der Tod ist keine Münze feil“ - Opinio
Google News - over 5 years
Während Willy Birgel, Lilian Harvey, Hans Söhnker und Brigitte Horney frisch wie eh und je ihre Komödiendialoge hersagen, hockst Du da, Omma, am Fenster und strickst endlose Schals. Mit so was umwickeln heutzutage irgendwelche Freaks Denkmäler und
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Eine Ausstellung stellt Klein Glienicke als Ort der deutschen Teilung vor - Märkische Allgemeine
Google News - over 5 years
Das lockte später Berliner Sommerfrischler und Ufa-Stars wie Lilian Harvey, die 1935 zur prominentesten Klein Glienickerin wurde. Die Nationalsozialisten vertrieben sie 1939. Einem anderem Prominenten vom Griebnitzsee kostete Hitlers Machtantritt das
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Der Blinddarm der DDR - Märkische Allgemeine
Google News - over 5 years
Besetzt ist die Geschichte mit namhaftem Personal wie dem früheren Reichskanzler Kurt von Schleicher (1882–1934), der am Tag des Röhm-Putsches in seiner Klein-Glienicker Villa ermordet wurde, oder dem gleich nebenan wohnenden Ufa-Star Lilian Harvey
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Herr über die Schellack-Töne - Gisela von Wysocki: "Wir machen Musik". Suhrkamp - Deutschlandfunk
Google News - over 5 years
... wo es zum einen Firmenchefs und Sekretärinnen, zum anderen Damen mit Perlenketten gab, die Zigarettenspitzen und lose Sprüche im Mund führten, wo Richard Tauber der beste Freund und Lilian Harvey mehr als ein blonder Traum jenseits des Alltags war
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Michael Jackson als Krönung - Wiesbadener Tagblatt
Google News - almost 6 years
Der Männergesangsverein 1844 (Leitung: Gerhard Wöllstein) ließ mit dem Lied „Liebling, mein Herz lässt dich grüßen“ aus der deutschen Filmoperette „Die drei von der Tankstelle“ die Ära der unvergesslichen Schauspieler Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch und
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Weimar Film: Shadows, Yes, but Also Light
NYTimes - over 6 years
German cinema of the Weimar years has given us some of the most famous images in film history: Cesare the somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) loping through the crooked alleys of ''The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,'' the proud hotel doorman (Emil Jannings) reduced to a quivering washroom attendant in ''The Last Laugh,'' the robot Maria (Brigitte Helm) coming to
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Dada Dearest: An Artist Alone With Her Calling
NYTimes - almost 20 years
IN 1939, Hannah Hoch moved into a former guardhouse on a defunct airfield in the remote Berlin suburb of Heiligensee, ''the ideal place to sink into oblivion,'' she said. She needed to sink into oblivion, as a Dadaist who didn't flee Nazi Germany. Fortunately, she survived the war there, stashing away not just her own work but also irreplaceable
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Lew Ayres, Actor, Dies at 88; Conscience Bound His Career
NYTimes - about 20 years
Lew Ayres, the movie actor who skyrocketed to fame as a disillusioned German soldier in ''All Quiet on the Western Front'' in 1930 and was also celebrated for playing the title role in ''Young Dr. Kildare'' and the series of films that followed it, died on Monday in Los Angeles, where he lived. He was 88. In a case of life imitating art, Mr. Ayres
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A COMPOSER INSPIRED BY MOVIES
NYTimes - over 32 years
Edward Rothstein is the music critic for The New Republic. One of the most significant experiences for the now little-known French composer Charles Koechlin was his viewing the film ''Princesse a vos ordres'' in 1934. Starring in that film was Lilian Harvey, an actress who had some reputation in Europe but whose career disintegrated once she made
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CONNECTICUT GUIDE; AMERICAN 'MASS IN D'
NYTimes - almost 36 years
The first performance of the ''Mass in D'' by John Knowles Paine of Portland, Maine, said to be one of America's first composers, was in Germany in 1867. Information about subsequent performances is sketchy, but it is known that one was arranged in 1868 in Bostonby two of Paine's friends: James Russell Lowell and Henry Wadwsorth Longfellow. Gunther
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lilian Harvey
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 62
    Lilian Harvey died of liver failure on 27 July 1968 in Juan-les-Pins, aged 62.
    More Details Hide Details She was buried at the Robiac Cemetery in Antibes. In Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, Lillian Harvey's duet with Willy Fritsch from the 1936 film Glückskinder, "Ich wollt' ich wär ein Huhn" ("I wish I were a chicken") can be heard playing on a phonograph in the basement scene "La Louisiane" as well as in the extended scene "Lunch With Goebbels", as Joseph Goebbels (Sylvester Groth) happily sings a portion of the song after deciding to hold a private screening of the film. After the screening, cinema owner, Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent), under the alias "Emmanuelle Mimieux", comments on liking Lilian Harvey in the film — to which an irritated Goebbels angrily insists her name never be mentioned again in his presence. The song as performed by the Comedian Harmonists remains popular in Germany to date. The music "Der Kongress tanzt" appears in the movie The wind rises (2014) from Miyasaki.
  • FORTIES
  • 1953
    Age 47
    From 1953 to 1957, Harvey was married to Danish theatre agent Hartvig Valeur-Larsen.
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  • 1949
    Age 43
    After the war, Harvey moved to Paris. In the following years, she travelled as a singer through Scandinavia and Egypt. In 1949, she returned to West Germany giving several concerts.
    More Details Hide Details Harvey retired to the resort town of Antibes on the French Riviera, where she operated a souvenir shop and raised edible snails.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1942
    Age 36
    After the occupation of southern France by the Nazis in November 1942, Harvey emigrated to the USA again, spending most of the time in Los Angeles working as a volunteer nurse, but also went on tour performing in Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit.
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  • 1940
    Age 34
    There, she made two movies in 1940 - Sérénade and Miquette (her last), both directed by Jean Boyer.
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  • 1939
    Age 33
    In 1939, Harvey was forced to leave Germany herself, leaving her real-estate fortune, which was confiscated; she was to be deprived of her German citizenship in 1943 because she had performed for French troops.
    More Details Hide Details Harvey retreated to her residence in Juan-les-Pins in Vichy France.
  • 1937
    Age 31
    In June 1937 Harvey had helped the choreographer Jens Keith, prosecuted under Paragraph 175, by posting a bail for him.
    More Details Hide Details Released from custody, Keith escaped to Paris; this led to a stern interrogation by the Nazi authorities.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 29
    In 1935, Lilian Harvey returned to Germany.
    More Details Hide Details As she was still in touch with her Jewish colleagues, Harvey was placed under close observation by the Gestapo. Nevertheless she pushed the career of her protégé, director Paul Martin, performing in his screwball comedy Glückskinder (1936) and further successful movies for the UFA until 1939, such as Sieben Ohrfeigen, the biographical film Fanny Elßler (1937) together with Willy Birgel and Capriccio; as well as Frau am Steuer in 1939.
  • 1931
    Age 25
    In 1931, Harvey played the leading part in the film Der Kongreß tanzt (The Congress Dances); her song Das gibt's nur einmal written by Werner R. Heymann became a most popular melody.
    More Details Hide Details Her subsequent movies were filmed in English and French versions, so Harvey became known outside of Germany. She was invited to Hollywood and made four movies for the Fox Film Corporation, but these were not as successful as her German films. She eventually abandoned George White's Scandals, leading executives to cast Alice Faye in the part, and Faye became an overnight sensation. After leaving Hollywood she appeared in a British film Invitation to the Waltz.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1926
    Age 20
    Her first movie with Willy Fritsch was the operetta film Die keusche Susanne in 1926.
    More Details Hide Details Harvey and Fritsch became the "dream couple" of German movies in the early 1930s with the romantic love story Liebeswalzer; she was called the "sweetest girl in the world" by the press, after a song featured in the film. She and Fritsch starred in a total of 11 movies together, among them the criminal comedy Hokuspokus (1930) after a play by Curt Goetz, directed by Gustav Ucicky, which became a box office success. An English version (The Temporary Widow) was filmed simultaneously, starring Lilian Harvey and Laurence Olivier, who thereby made his film debut. She also appeared in the musical film Die Drei von der Tankstelle of the same year, which also became a major success and gave the young actor Heinz Rühmann his break. During this period she became the muse of the composer Charles Koechlin who, in his sixties, wrote numerous pieces in her honour; initially flattered, she soon became disturbed by his apparent obsession with her.
  • 1925
    Age 19
    In 1925, she was cast in her first leading role in the film Leidenschaft by Richard Eichberg, side by side with Otto Gebühr.
    More Details Hide Details Because of her training as a singer, Harvey was able to pursue a successful acting career during the initial talkie era of the early 1930s.
  • 1924
    Age 18
    After an engagement as a revue dancer in Vienna in 1924, Harvey received her first movie role as the young Jewish girl "Ruth" in the Austrian film The Curse directed by Robert Land.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently, she starred in many silent films.
  • 1923
    Age 17
    After the war, the Papes lived in Berlin, where Lilian took her high-school diploma (Abitur) in 1923.
    More Details Hide Details She began her career by attending the dance and voice school of the Berlin State Opera and assumed her grandmother's maiden name (Harvey) as her professional surname.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Age 0
    Born on January 19, 1906.
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