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Zita Johann

Actress
Female
Born Jul 14, 1904
Hometown Timişoara
Died Sep 17, 1993
Death Place Nyack, New York

Zita Johann was an American actress, best known for her role as Princess Ankhesenamón in Karl Freund's 1932 film version of The Mummy, co-starring with Boris Karloff. A Banat German, she was born Elisabeth Johann in the village of Deutschbentschek, Austria-Hungary. Her father, a hussar officer named Stefan Johann, emigrated with his family to the United States in 1911. She debuted on Broadway in 1924 and made her first film appearance in D. W.… Read More

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  • Critic's Choice
    NYTimes - Jul 22, 2008
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    NYTimes - Apr 24, 2005
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    NYTimes - Apr 19, 2000
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    NYTimes - Jan 03, 1999

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CHILDHOOD

1904 Birth Born on July 14, 1904.
1911 6 Years Old A Banat German, she was born Elisabeth Johann in the village of Deutschbentschek (near Temesvar), Austria-Hungary (now Timişoara, Romania). Her father, a hussar officer named Stefan Johann, emigrated with his family to the United States in 1911.

TEENAGE

1924 19 Years Old She debuted on Broadway in 1924 and made her first film appearance in D. W. Griffith's 1931 film The Struggle.

TWENTIES

1929 24 Years Old After seven films, she quit to work in theater, starring with John Houseman, to whom she was married 1929-1933, and with Orson Welles. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1986 82 Years Old Johann married three times. She made her last film appearance in the 1986 horror film Raiders of the Living Dead.
1993 89 Years Old She died in 1993 at age 89 in Nyack, New York. … Read More
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