Biography

Elisabeth Bergner (born Elisabeth Ettel; 22 August 1897 – 12 May 1986) was a European actress. Primarily a stage actress, her career flourished in Berlin and Paris, before she moved to London to work in films. Her signature role was Gemma Jones in Escape Me Never, a play written for her by Margaret Kennedy. Bergner, known in Europe as La Bergner, played Gemma first in London, and then made her Broadway debut with the role in 1935. She later repeated it in a film version, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1943, Bergner returned to Broadway in the play The Two Mrs. Carrolls, for which she was awarded the Distinguished Performance Medal by the Drama League.

Elisabeth Bergner (born Elisabeth Ettel; 22 August 1897 – 12 May 1986) was a European actress. Primarily a stage actress, her career flourished in Berlin and Paris, before she moved to London to work in films. Her signature role was Gemma Jones in Escape Me Never, a play written for her by Margaret Kennedy. Bergner, known in Europe as La Bergner, played Gemma first in London, and then made her Broadway debut with the role in 1935. She later repeated it in a film version, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1943, Bergner returned to Broadway in the play The Two Mrs. Carrolls, for which she was awarded the Distinguished Performance Medal by the Drama League.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1897-08-22

Day of Death 1986-05-12

Place of Birth Drohobych, Ukraine

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1984 Wenn ich dich nicht hätte as Sophie Kaiser
1983 Der Garten as Mrs. Merriman
1982 Feine Gesellschaft – Beschränkte Haftung as Else
1978 Der Pfingstausflug as Margarete Johannsen
1976 Memories of Berlin: Twilight of Weimar Culture
1975 Nachtdienst
1973 The Pedestrian as Frau Lilienthal
1970 Strogoff as Mother
1970 Cry of the Banshee as Oona
1962 The Happy Years of the Thorwalds as Frau Thorwald
1951 Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) (1 episode) as herself
1941 Paris Calling as Marianne Jannetier
1941 49th Parallel as Anna
1939 Stolen Life as Sylvina Lawrence / Martina Lawrence
1937 Dreaming Lips as Gaby Lawrence
1936 As You Like It as Rosalind
1935 Escape Me Never as Gemma Jones
1934 The Rise of Catherine the Great as Catherine
1932 Dreaming Lips as Gaby
1931 Ariane as Ariane Kusnetzowa
1929 Miss Else as Else Thalhof
1928 Love as Herzogin von Langeais
1926 Impetuous Youth as Renee
1924 Husbands or Lovers as Nju

Production

1924 Husbands or Lovers Executive Producer

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