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August 16, 2023

35 Gorgeous Photos of Marta Eggerth in the 1930s and ’40s

Born 1912 in Budapest, Hungarian actress and singer Marta Eggerth was discovered by the film industry in the early 1930s, and her career took off resulting in international fame. She made more than 40 films in five languages: Hungarian, English, German, French and Italian. Among the highlights were, Where is this Lady (1932); Ein Lied, ein Kuss, ein Mädel (Berlin 1932, music Robert Stolz); The Csardas Princess (1934); The Blonde Carmen (Berlin 1935); Casta Diva, the story of Bellini (Rome 1935); Das Hofkonzert (1936); Zauber der Bohème, with Jan Kiepura (Vienna 1936, music Robert Stolz); as well as two films written especially for her by Franz Lehár, Es war einmal ein Walzer (1932) and Die ganze Welt dreht sich um Liebe (Vienna 1935).

Many of the 20th century’s most famous operetta composers, including Franz Lehár, Fritz Kreisler, Robert Stolz, Oscar Straus, and Paul Abraham, composed works especially for her.

Eggerth was awarded many major artistic decorations from Austria, Germany, Poland, and Italy in recognition of her accomplishments in operetta, theatre and film. Her final recognitions included the Knights Cross of the Order of the Merit of the Republic of Poland, Knights Cross of the Order of the Merit of the Republic of Hungary, her native land’s highest honour, and the Erwin Piscator Life Achievement Award for her legendary achievements.

Eggerth died in 2013 in Rye, New York. She was 101 years old. Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see portraits of young Marta Eggerth in the 1930s and 1940s.

1 comment:

  1. I think she is the most beautiful girl in her era... I also love this shot tho




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