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Margarete "Grete" Emma Dorothea Mosheim

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Birthplace: Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Death: December 29, 1986 (81)
New York, New York, New York, United States (Cancer)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Markus Mosheim and Clara Mosheim
Wife of Robert Cooper
Ex-wife of Oscar Homolka and Howard Gould
Sister of Lore Mosheim

Occupation: Film, theatre and television actress., Actress
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About Margarete "Grete" Emma Dorothea Mosheim

Actrice allemande (1905-1986). Les plus grands cinéastes de cette époque, exploite son charme et sa blondeur germanique, parmi lesquels, nous pouvons citer: Paul Czinner pour «Le violoncelliste de Florence» (1926); Carl Froelich pour «Die flammen lügen» (1926) et Richard Oswald pour «Feme» (1927), «Die rothausgasse» (1928) et «Dreyfus» (1929). À cette époque, elle est l’épouse de Oskar Homolka, avec qui elle partage l’affiche dans trois productions, «Die rothausgasse» (1928), «Dreyfus» (1929) et «Morale et amour» (1933).

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Margaret "Grete" Mosheim (8 January 1905 – 29 December 1986) was a German film, theatre and television actress of Hungarian Jewish ancestry. Contents

   1 Early life
   2 Theatre
   3 Films
   4 Personal life
   5 Death
   6 Partial filmography
   7 References
   8 External links

Early life

Mosheim was born in Berlin, Germany on 8 January 1905. Her sister was actress Lori Lahner, who had a brief film career, appearing in Summer Storm in 1944. Theatre

Mosheim started her acting career at the age of 17 and was a member of Deutsches Theater, Berlin from 1922 to 1931. She began studying at Max Reinhardt's School of Drama under Berthold Held in early 1922, alongside Marlene Dietrich.

Mosheim became established under Max Reinhardt, and he gave her the chance to substitute in the American play "The Speaking Ape" when the female lead became ill. Mosheim learned the difficult role from Albert Bassermann in just 24 hours and became a superstar almost overnight. Until 1933, when she went to London to escape Adolf Hitler's rise to power, she was pre-eminent in the Berlin theatre scene. She appeared in a wide variety of roles, being equally at home in drama and comedy. After intensive study, she mastered English well enough to appear in Two Share a Dwelling in London in 1934. She appeared again on stage in Germany in 1952, but did not return to films until her appearance as the grandmother in Moritz, Dear Moritz in 1978.[citation needed] Films

Mosheim appeared in numerous German films, mostly silent movies, starting with Michael in 1924. Until she fled Germany in 1933, she starred in many films, including Dreyfus (1930) and Yorck (1931). Personal life

Mosheim married twice, but had no children. She married actor Oscar Homolka in Berlin on 28 June 1928, but they divorced in London in 1933 after leaving Germany. She married a second time to American industrialist Howard Gould in 1937. This marriage also ended in divorce ten years later.[citation needed] Death

Grete Mosheim died in New York City on 29 December 1986 from cancer, aged 81.[1] Partial filmography

   Michael (Germany 1924)
   Derby (Germany 1926)
   Der Geiger von Florenz (Germany 1926)
   Junges Blut (Germany 1926)
   Die Siebzehnjährigen (Germany 1928)
   Dreyfus (Germany 1930)
   Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff (Germany 1931)
   Yorck (Germany 1931)
   Car of Dreams (UK 1935)
   Underground and Emigrants (USA 1976)
   Moritz, lieber Moritz (Germany 1978)

References

   ^ "Greta Mosheim, 81, A German Leading Lady Of The Theater". New York Times. December 30, 1986, Tuesday. Retrieved 2008-06-07. "Grete Mosheim, a leading Berlin and West German stage actress, died of cancer yesterday at her home in Manhattan. She was 81 years old. Miss Mosheim was a leading lady in Berlin in the 1920's and early 30's, starring in many Max Reinhardt productions. She gained particular notice in ..."

External links

   Grete Mosheim in the German National Library catalogue (German)
   Grete Mosheim at IMDb
   Tobacco card photographs of Grete Mosheim
   Grete Mosheim on USC filmbase
   Images of her 1936 Hungarian passport from www.passportland.com

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   Commanders Crosses of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Margarete Emma Dorothea "Grete" Mosheim was a German film, theatre, and television actress of Jewish ancestry (on her father's side).

Mosheim was born in Berlin, Germany on 8 January 1905, the daughter of Markus Mosheim (1868-1956) and his wife Clara Mosheim née Hilger (1875-1970). Her sister was actress Lore Mosheim, who appeared in at least nine movies.

Mosheim started her acting career at the age of 17 and was a member of Deutsches Theater, Berlin from 1922 to 1931. She began studying at Max Reinhardt's School of Drama under Berthold Held in early 1922, alongside Marlene Dietrich.

Mosheim became established under Max Reinhardt, and in 1925 he gave her the chance to substitute in the play Der sprechende Affe[3] by René Fauchois when the female lead became ill. Mosheim learned the difficult role from Albert Bassermann in just 24 hours and became a superstar almost overnight. Until 1933, when she went to London to escape Adolf Hitler's rise to power, she was pre-eminent in the Berlin theatre scene. She performed in a wide variety of roles, being equally at home in drama and comedy. She also appeared in musical revues and recorded songs by Friedrich Hollaender[4] and others.

After intensive study, she mastered English well enough to appear in Two Share a Dwelling in London in 1935. She appeared again on stage in Germany from 1952 on, but did not return to films - other than in a few TV roles - until her appearance as the grandmother in Moritz, Dear Moritz in 1978.

Mosheim appeared in numerous German films, mostly silent movies, starting with Michael in 1924. Until she fled Germany in 1933, she starred in many films, including Dreyfus (1930) and Yorck (1931). In 1935 she starred in the British film Car of Dreams.

Mosheim was married three times: to actor Oskar Homolka in Berlin (1928-1933), to industrialist Howard Gould in London (1937-1948) and to journalist Robert Cooper, who was a correspondent for The Times. She had no children.

Grete Mosheim died from cancer in New York City on 29 December 1986, aged 81.

In 1984, she was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Germany's highest civilian award.

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Margarete "Grete" Emma Dorothea Mosheim's Timeline

1905
January 8, 1905
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1986
December 29, 1986
Age 81
New York, New York, New York, United States