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Overview (2)

Born in Berlin, Germany
Died in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany

Mini Bio (1)

Lotte Stein was born on January 12, 1894 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress, known for All I Desire (1953), From Morn to Midnight (1920) and Mary (1931). She died on September 20, 1982 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.

Trivia (7)

Dark-haired leading actress of the 1920's and 30's, on stage from 1911. By 1919, regular performances with the ensemble of the Deutschen Theater in Berlin under the direction of Max Reinhardt. Of Jewish ancestry, she was forced to leave Germany during the Nazi era and emigrated via Prague to the United States. She appeared on the New York stage but was only able to secure a few small film roles. Stein had returned to Germany by 1949, resuming her stage career at the Münchner Kammerspielen and at Berlin's Schiller- and Schloßparktheater. Occasional guest appearances on television.
She managed the breakthrough in the film business in the 20's and took part in many silent movies.
When the National Socialists came into power Lotte Stein had to emigrate to Portugal and a much promising career came to an abrupt end. She only appeared in movies again from 1943 in the USA, where she impersonated small roles.
From the end of the 40's she also appeared again in German-language productions.
She continued her film career successfully with talkies in the 30's and was convincing with productions like "Der Greifer" (1930) and Alfred Hitchcock's "Mary/Sir John greift ein!" (1930).
The actress Lotte Stein made a name as a stage actress from the 20's.
She already made her film debut in 1915 with "Der Hasenbraten", but it took four more years before she became active again in this profession.

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