Olga Engl

From Wikipedia for FEVERv2
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Olga Engl_table_infobox_0

Olga EnglOlga Engl_header_cell_0_0_0
BornOlga Engl_header_cell_0_1_0 (1871-05-30)30 May 1871

Prague, Austria-Hungary (present-day Czech Republic)Olga Engl_cell_0_1_1

DiedOlga Engl_header_cell_0_2_0 21 September 1946(1946-09-21) (aged 75)

Berlin, GermanyOlga Engl_cell_0_2_1

OccupationOlga Engl_header_cell_0_3_0 ActressOlga Engl_cell_0_3_1
Years activeOlga Engl_header_cell_0_4_0 1887–1945Olga Engl_cell_0_4_1

Olga Engl (30 May 1871 – 21 September 1946) was an Austrian-German stage and motion picture actress who appeared in nearly 200 films. Olga Engl_sentence_0

Biography Olga Engl_section_0

Engl was privately educated in an Ursuline monastery and began her acting career at the Prague Conservatory. Olga Engl_sentence_1

In August 1887 she made her stage début as Bertha in the play Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua in her home town. Olga Engl_sentence_2

In 1888, she moved to the city of Danzig and performed in the theatre from 1889 to 1892 then briefly moved to Berlin. Olga Engl_sentence_3

From 1892 to 1895 she performed with the court theatre in Munich and from 1895 to 1897 in Hamburg at the Thalia Theater, and from 1897 in Hanover. Olga Engl_sentence_4

Engl made her film debut in the 1911 British silent film The Adoptive Child then returned to Germany and began appearing in German film productions. Olga Engl_sentence_5

Her first major role was in the 1913 Carl Froelich-directed biopic Richard Wagner. Olga Engl_sentence_6

She would work continually throughout the 1910s and appear in a variety of roles for such directors as Urban Gad and Frederic Zelnik and opposite such popular actors of the era as Emil Jannings, Alfred Abel and Lya Mara. Olga Engl_sentence_7

By the early 1920s, Engl's career in motion pictures was well established. Olga Engl_sentence_8

In 1922 she appeared in the popular F.W. Olga Engl_sentence_9 Murnau-directed eerie drama Phantom opposite Alfred Abel, Grete Berger, Aud Egede-Nissen, Lya De Putti and Lil Dagover. Olga Engl_sentence_10

Engl transitioned to the talkie era with relative ease and she often appeared in films as a "Grand Dame" type of character. Olga Engl_sentence_11

Some of her most enduring roles of the early talkie era were the 1931 Gerhard Lamprecht-directed adventure Emil und die Detektive and the musical Der Kongreß tanzt (English: The Congress Dances), also released in 1931 and starring Lilian Harvey, Conrad Veidt, and Lil Dagover. Olga Engl_sentence_12

In 1933 she made her English language film debut in the Edwin H. Knopf and Luis Trenker-directed The Rebel. Olga Engl_sentence_13

The film starred Hungarian actors Vilma Bánky and Victor Varconi and was a remake of Der Rebell, also featuring Engl and released earlier the same year and also directed by Trenker. Olga Engl_sentence_14

Engl continued to act through the World War II era – appearing in ten films between 1939 and 1945. Olga Engl_sentence_15

Her last film appearance before retiring was a small role in the drama Das Alte Lied, which was released in March 1945. Olga Engl_sentence_16

In addition to film roles, she continued acting on Berlin stages until shortly before her death in 1946. Olga Engl_sentence_17

Selected filmography Olga Engl_section_1

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga Engl.