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Actress, film producer

Frieda Ulricke "Henny" Porten (7 January 1890 – 15 October 1960) was a German actress and film producer of the silent era. She appeared in more than 170 films between 1906 and 1955. Wikipedia

Age: 70 (age at death)
Born: 7th January, 1890, Magdeburg, Germany
Died: 15th October, 1960, Place of Death
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: German

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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, Elisabeth Bergner, Heinrich George, Erich von Stroheim, Emil Jannings and the twins Alice Kessler and Ellen Kessler.


Boycotted by the Nazis because she refused to divorce Wilhelm von Kaufmann, who was Jewish.



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