1907 - 2000
The actress Imogen Orkutt first worked as an apprentice for a child's dress store. Beside it she had the dream to gain a foothold in the film business and from 1925 she was able to participate in some commerical spots.
Finally she even was able to play small roles in real silent movies where she acted at the side of great stars like Heinrich George, Harry Liedtke, Ressel Orla, Otto Gebühr and Henny Porten, among others in "Elternlos" (27) directed by Franz Hofer.
But the success as a movie actress was missing.
She probably never imagined that her engagement together with her friend
Schura von Finkelstein which came off on behalf of the Reichspost in 1929,
would go into history.
Shortly after Imogen Orkutt got married with the Jewish surgeon Georg
Cohn and she gave up her acting ambitions.
Only in 1956 the couple returned to Germany where Georg Cohn died only
few months later.
On the left is one shot of the first TV pictures displayed which Imogen Cohn Orkutt signed on the backside.