ACTRESS LIL DAGOVER (1887-1980)

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    Lil Dagover (1887-1980)

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Contemporary accounts of Lil Dagover's life always mention her exotic place of birth: the Malayan island Java. But more interesting than the place was the time: she always claimed, that she was born in 1897, but immediately after her death in 1980, a school-day friend revealed, that she was really ten years older. So, when Robert Wiene allegedly met the young Martha Daghofer on a street in Weimar in 1917, she was 30 not 20 years old, when she played the role of Jane in DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI, 32 not 22, and when she died, 92 not 82. In her later years, Dagover was dubbed the "Grande Dame" of German film. She starred for Fritz Lang in DIE SPINNEN PART I, HARAKIRI and DER MÜDE TOD, for F.W. Murnau in PHANTOM and TARTÜFF, played theater for Max Reinhardt, and after the war appeared in numerous German films, e.g. BUDDENBROOKS, DIE SELTSAME GRÄFIN (from the Edgar Wallace series), DER RICHTER UND SEIN HENKER, and occasionally on tv (e.g. in ep. 50 of the long-running TATORT series).




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