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Lily Damita

Picture Lily Damita
Foto: Alexander Binder (1888-1929)

1905 - 1994

The French actress Lily Damita was born as Lilliane Carré. She made her film debut for the French silent movies "La voyante" (23) and "Une femme dans la nuit" (24) before she went to Germany where she appeared in the movies "Das Spielzeug von Paris" (25), "Man spielt nicht mit der Liebe" (26) and "Fiaker Nr. 13" (26).

However her true career began only at the end of the 20's when the sound film arised in the USA and she was able to gain a foothold with some roles. Among others she played in the movies "The Rescue" (29), "Scandal in Paris" (29), "Fighting Caravans" (31) at Gary Cooper's side and "Brewster's Millions" (35).

In 1935 she got married with the up-and coming actor Errol Flynn, the marriage was dissolved again in 1942.

Other movies with Lily Damita:
Der goldene Schmetterling (26) Die berühmte Frau (27) Die letzte Nacht (27) The Queen Was in the Parlour (27) Die grosse Abenteurerin (28) Die Frau auf der Folter (28) The Bridge of San Luis Rey (29) The Cock-Eyed World (29) The Woman Between (31) Friends and Lovers (31) Quand on est belle (31) Le père célibataire (31) This Is the Night (32) Une heure près de toi (32) The Match King (32) Goldie Gets Along (33) On a volé un homme (33) Frisco Kid (35) The Devil on Horseback (36) L'escadrille de la chance (37)