Gerda Maurus

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Gerda Maurus
Gerda Maurus 1925-1926 Alexander Binder 001.png
Born (1903-08-25)25 August 1903
Breitenfurt bei Wien, Austro-Hungarian Empire
Died 31 July 1968(1968-07-31) (aged 64)
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Occupation actress

Gerda Maurus (25 August 1903 – 31 July 1968) was an Austrian actress.[1]

She was of Croatian ethnicity, and initially made her name on stage in Vienna. While performing in the theatre, she was discovered by the director Fritz Lang during a visit to his native city. Lang cast her in the female lead in his silent thriller film Spione (1928) and she appeared in a number of German films during the Weimar and Nazi eras.

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  • Patrick McGilligan. Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast. St. Martin's Press, 1998.

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