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Elisabeth Bergner (August 22, 1897 – May 12, 1986) was a film and stage actress, born in Austro-Hungary, who appeared in films in Germany until moving to England to escape the Nazi threat to the Jews. Joseph L. Mankiewicz's classic film All About Eve is supposedly based on her...Wikipedia

Age: 88 (age at death)
Born: 22nd August, 1897, Drogobych, Ukraine
Died: 12th May, 1986, London, England
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: Ukrainian

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An incident with a fan / aspiring actress in 1943-44, while Bergner was performing in the hit play "The Two Mrs. Carrolls" on Broadway, inspired Mary Orr to write her short story "The Wisdom of Eve". The story was ultimately filmed as All About Eve (1950).


Although it is inaccurate to say she is actually a character in Peter Handke`s "anti-play," "The Ride Across Lake Constance," her name is used as a designation of a character, as are the names of other celebrated actors of the German cinema, Erich von Stroheim, Heinrich George, Emil Jannings, Henny Porten and the twins Alice Kessler and Ellen Kessler.


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Timbo - From her work in The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934) she deserves recognition for spirited character acting and genuine celluloid presence. A real star! (4 years ago)

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