Cornell Borchers

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Cornell Borchers
Cornell Borchers-Montgomery Clift in The Big Lift.jpg
Cornell Borchers and Montgomery Clift in The Big Lift
Born Gerlind Cornell Borchers
(1925-03-16)16 March 1925
Šilutė, Lithuania
Died 12 May 2014(2014-05-12) (aged 89)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1949–1959

Gerlind Cornell Borchers (16 March 1925 – 12 May 2014) was a German actress, active in the late 1940s and 1950s, who starred along with Errol Flynn and Nat King Cole in the film Istanbul (1957).

Biography[edit]

Borchers was born in Šilutė (German: Heydekrug), Klaipėda Region (German: Memelland), Lithuania in a German either Prussian Lithuanian or Memellander family. She appeared on the cover of East German magazine Neue Film Welt of 1949, Volume 3, Issue 4. She won a BAFTA Film Award it the category of Best Foreign Actress in 1955 for the movie The Divided Heart of 1954. She retired from acting to raise her child.

She was married twice, first to Bruce Cunningham and then to Dr. Anton Schelkopf (aka Dr. Toni Schelkopf, Toni Schelkopf or Schelkopf Toni), a Psychologist Doctor and Film Producer whom she first met when she starred in his films Schule für Eheglück (1954) and Rot ist die Liebe (1957), by whom she had one daughter, Julia Schelkopf, born in Munich, on 15 September 1962. The couple divorced later. She afterwards lived in Bavaria, Germany and died there in 2014.[1]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gerlind Cornell Borchers–Schelkopf". trauer.sueddeutsche.de. 

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