Gitta Alpár

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Gitta Alpár, 1932

Gitta Alpár (5 February 1903 – 17 February 1991), was a Hungarian-born opera and operetta soprano.

Gitta Alpár was born in Budapest as Klopfer Regina. At an early age, she commenced the study of singing and pianoforte at the Academy of Budapest. Her first public appearance was at age eighteen at the Budapest State Opera House which led to a long contract and her singing all over the world. In 1931, Alpár married actor Gustav Fröhlich, with whom she had a child, Julika. Her first films were made in Germany. The marriage was dissolved in 1935 because Alpár was Jewish and the marriage was illegal in Nazi Germany. Alpár appeared on "Hitler's hit list", along with Charlie Chaplin and others, in the pages of the anti-semitic book, Juden sehen Dich an by Johann von Leers[citation needed].

Alpár left Germany in 1933, first for Austria (where the film version of Ball im Savoy was made) and Hungary, then England and eventually the United States, where she continued her singing and film career. She died in Los Angeles, California, and was buried in the Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles.[1]

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  • Alpár – Hungarian surname

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