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November 4, 2023

30 Gorgeous Photos of Zita Johann in the 1920s and ’30s

Born 1904 in the village of Deutschbentschek (near Timișoara), Austria-Hungary, Austrian-American actress Zita Johann emigrated with his family to the United States in 1911. She debuted on Broadway in 1924 and made her first film appearance in D.W. Griffith’s 1931 film The Struggle. After seven films, she quit to work in theater, collaborating with John Houseman, to whom she was married from 1929 to 1933, and with Orson Welles. She also taught acting to people with learning disorders.

Johann is known for her role in Karl Freund’s film The Mummy (1932) starring Boris Karloff. In 1962, she was a guest artist at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack, New York, where she directed Don Juan In Hell. She made her last film appearance in the 1986 horror film Raiders of the Living Dead.

Johann married three times. She died from pneumonia at a hospital in Nyack, New York in 1993, aged 89. Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of young Zita Johann in the 1920s and 1930s.


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