Sari Maritza
British actor
Sari Maritza
Sari Maritza was an actress in British films of the early 1930s. Born Dora Patricia Detring-Nathan in Tianjin, China, Maritza was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist and his Viennese wife. Her stage name was taken from the titles of two then famous European operettas: 'Sari' and 'Countess Maritza'. She entered films in 1930 and gained some notoriety for dancing a tango with Charles Chaplin at the premiere for his film City Lights in 1931.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1987
    Age 76
    Died in 1987.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1934
    Age 23
    She retired in 1934 following her marriage, and in later years, admitted that she had been eager to end her career as she did not consider herself to be a capable actress.
    More Details Hide Details The Literary Digest said the name was pronounced SHA-ree MAR-ee-tsa. (Charles Earle Funk, What's the Name, Please?, Funk & Wagnalls, 1936.) She died in the Virgin Islands.
  • 1932
    Age 21
    She made the film Monte Carlo Madness in Germany in 1932 before travelling to Hollywood, but her few films there for Paramount Studios were poorly received.
    More Details Hide Details In America she was portrayed as an exotic European vamp with emphasis placed on her mother's Austrian heritage, but Maritza had lived most of her life in England, and disapproved of the studio's attempts to create a more mysterious facade for her.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1930
    Age 19
    She entered films in 1930 and gained some notoriety for dancing a tango with Charles Chaplin at the premiere for his film City Lights in 1931.
    More Details Hide Details Although her behaviour was described as lurid, which was silly publicity, she attracted attention and was cast in several low budget, but relatively popular British films.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Born
    Born in 1910.
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