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Kaaren Verne (6 April 1918 — 23 December 1967), was a German-born actress. Sometimes billed as Karen Verne, she was originally a stage actress and member of the Berlin State Theatre. Contents [show] Biography
Kaaren Verne was born in Berlin and christened Ingeborg Greta Katerina Marie-Rose Klinckerfuss, She fled the Nazis in 1938 and made her English-language movie debut in the 1939 British film Ten Days in Paris. The following year she settled in Hollywood. At first, the studios tried to play down her German heritage by briefly changing her professional name to Catherine Young, but after America's entry into World War II, the publicity value of a Teutonic actress who had turned her back on Nazism was too good to avoid. During this period, Verne was the wife of Peter Lorre, with whom she appeared in All Through the Night. Kaaren Verne remained in films until her death, essaying worldly-wise character vignettes in such films as Ship of Fools (1965) and Torn Curtain (1966). Personal life
Kaaren Verne was married to: Musician Arthur Young (30 August 1936 - May 1945; divorced); 1 son, Alastair (born 8 April 1937) Actor Peter Lorre (25 May 1945 - 1950; divorced) Film historian James Powers (19?? - 23 December 1967; her death) Kaaren and James Powers adopted Peter Lorre's daughter Catharine following his death in 1964. Death
Kaaren Verne died at age 49[why?] and was buried at Calvary Cemetery, St Paul, Minnesota. Filmography
12 O'Clock High (1 episode, 1966) The Duel at Mont Saint Marie (1966) TV episode Madame X (1966) Ship of Fools (1965) Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode, 1965) The Untouchables (1 episode, 1961) The Twilight Zone (1 episode, 1961) Michael Shayne (1 episode, 1960) Bronco (1 episode, 1959) General Electric Theater (1 episode, 1958) The Gale Storm Show (1 episode, 1956) Crusader (1 episode, 1956) Outside the Law (1956) A Bullet for Joey (1955) Fireside Theatre (1954) The Juggler (1953) The Story of Three Loves (1953) The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) The Seventh Cross (1944) Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943) The Great Impersonation (1942) Kings Row (1942) All Through the Night (1941) Underground (1941) The Wild Man of Borneo (1941) Sky Murder (1940) Ten Days in Paris (1940) References
^ Youngkin, Stephen D. (2005). The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-813-12360-7. ^ "Movies: Biography for Kaaren Verne". The New York Times.