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Dita Parlo

Dita Parlo was a film actress. Born Grethe Gerda Kornstädt in Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland) Parlo made her first film appearance in 1928 and quickly became a popular actress in Germany. During the 1930s she moved easily between German and French language films, achieving success in such films as L'Atalante (1934) and La Grande Illusion (The Grand Illusion) (1937). She attempted to establish a career in American films but despite a couple of roles in Hollywood films, was unable to extend her European success. She was scheduled to appear in the Orson Welles production of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness but this did not eventuate. With the outbreak of World War II, Parlo returned to Germany. She appeared in only three films during the last thirty years of her life making her final film appearance in 1965.

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Dita Parlo Facts

Birth NameGrethe Gerda Kornstädt
BirthdaySeptember 4, 1906
BirthplaceStettin, Germany
Date of deathDecember 13, 1971 (age 65)

Selected Filmography

Grand Illusion
La Grande Illusion
The Complete Jean Vigo
Grand Illusion: Essential Art House
L' Atalante
Au Bonheur des Dames
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