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Emil Jannings

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Biography

Oscar winner Jannings back in Berlin, May 1929

Source: Wikipedia

Emil Jannings (23 July 1884 – 2 January 1950) was a Swiss-born German/Austrian actor. He was the first Oscar recipient and the only German actor ever honored with the Academy Award for Best Actor, at the 1929 ceremony.

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  • Born: Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz 23 July 1884 Rorschach, Switzerland
  • Died: 2 January 1950 (aged 65) Strobl, Austria
  • Cause of death: Liver cancer
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1914–1945

Read more about Emil Jannings at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Foreign actors embrace global style
Variety, 2010-12-12 10:00:00
Oscar News: Thesps' approaches transcend cultural backgrounds -- For decades, Hollywood has imported talent from non-English speaking countries. Our first Oscar winner for lead actor, in fact, was Swiss-born Emil Jannings. And since talent doesn't exist in a vacuum -- cultures vary country-to-country -- it follows that performance style should ...

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