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Emil Jannings - Filmography

Actor, born in Rorschach, NE Switzerland. He grew up in Görlitz, Austria, and made his name in Max Reinhardt's company from 1906. He worked in American films (1926–9), and won the first Oscar for his performances in The Way of All Flesh (1928) and The Last Command (1928). With the advent of sound movies he returned to Germany, where he appeared with Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel (1930), his most famous film.

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