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Emil Jannings

Actor Emil Jannings

Profession: Actor


Biography: The first person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his 1927 role in "The Way of All Flesh". Also the only German to have won an Oscar for best actor.

Jannings also starred in "The Last Command", "Faust" and "The Blue Angel".

Born: July 23, 1884
Birthplace: Rorschach, Switzerland

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo

Died: January 2, 1950 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: Liver cancer

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