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05 January 2013

Georg Alexander

Georg Alexander (1888 - 1945) was a German actor, director and producer. He belonged to the busiest actors of his times and his career continued smoothly till his death.

Georg Alexander
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 1373/1, 1927-1928. Photo: A. Binder, Berlin.

Georg Alexander
German postcard by Ross-Verlag, no. A 3368/1, 1941-1944. Photo: FDF / Herzog Verleiher-kreiz.

Georg Alexander
German postcard by Das Programm von Heute, Zeitschrift für Film und Theater G.m.b.H., Berlin. Licensed by Ross Verlag, Berlin. Photo: Terra-Sandau.

Aud Egede Nissen
Georg (alternate name George) Alexander was born Werner Louis Georg Lueddeckens in Hannover, Germany in 1888. He made his film debut in 1915 in Der Schwiegervater seines Leutnants/The Father-in-law of His Lieutenant, followed by Sonne und Schatten/Sun and Shadow (1915, Paul von Woringen). In 1917 he married the Norwegian actress Aud Egede Nissen, with whom he founded their own production company. Their first filmproject was Die Geburt der Venus/The Birth of Venus (1917, Georg Alexander), and till 1919 he directed and produced circa 30 silent films.

Georg Alexander
German postcard by Ross Verlag, Berlin, no. 362/2, 1919-1924. Photo: Becker & Maass.

Georg Alexander
German postcard by Ross Verlag, Berlin, no. 382/1, 1919-1924. Photo: Becker & Maass.

Aud Egede Nissen & Georg Alexander
German postcard by Verlag Hermann Leiser, Berlin, no. 5074. Photo: Atelier B.J.G.

Detective Films
When George Alexander founded his company Alexander-Film-GmbH in 1919 he concentrated more on acting again. He often played in detective and other entertainment films like the adventure serial Der Mann ohne Namen/The Man Without a Name (1921, Georg Jacoby) starring Harry Liedtke, Lady Hamilton (1921, Richard Oswald), Eifersucht/Jealousy (1925, Karl Grune) starring Lya de Putti, Die Frau ohne Namen/The Woman Without a Name (1927, Georg Jacoby), Venus im Frack/Venus in Tails (1927, Robert Land), and Schwarzwaldmädel/Girl from the Black Woods (1929, Victor Janson) with Liane Haid.

Georg Alexander
German postcard by Photochemie, Berlin, no. K.1966. Photo: A. Binder, Berlin.

Georg Alexander
German postcard by Ross Verlag, Berlin, no. 1759/1, 1927-1928. Photo: Matador-Film.

Distinguished Bonvivant
In the 1930's Georg Alexander often appeared as a distinguished bonvivant or a snobbish nobleman in such comedies as Wie sag ich's meinem Mann/How Shall I Tell My Husband? (1932, Reinhold Schünzel) with Liane Haid, and Die englische Heirat/The English Marriage (1934, Reinhold Schünzel), in which he starred with Adele Sandrock. He also played in Liebeswalzer/The Love Waltz (1930, Wilhelm Thiele) opposite Lilian Harvey and Willy Fritsch, Mamsell Nitouche/Miss Nitouche (1932, Carl Lamac), Der alte und der junge König/The Making of a King (1935, Hans Steinhoff), Heimat/Magda (1938, Carl Froelich) starring Zarah Leander, Der Kleinstadtpoet/The Poet of a Small Town (1940, Josef von Baky), and Frau Luna/Mistress Moon (1942, Theo Lingen) with Lizzi Waldmüller. His last film was the very funny musical Die Frau meiner Träume/The Woman of My Dreams (1944, Georg Jacoby) starring Marika Rökk. In total he worked on more than 160 films. Besides his film activity he was also interested in sports. He was a racing jockey himself - he even set up a new record with a horse jump over the height of 1.85 meters. Georg Alexander died in 1945 in Berlin.

Georg Alexander, Renate Müller
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 165/1. Photo: Ufa. Publicity still for the comedy Wie sag ich's meinem Mann/How Shall I Tell My Husband? (1932, Reinhold Schünzel).

Georg Alexander, Liane Haid in Eine Frau wie Du
Dutch postcard by Filma, no. 448. Photo from Eine Frau wie Du/A Woman Like You (1933, Carl Boese).

Liane Haid & Georg Alexander
Dutch postcard by Filma, no. 461. Photo: publicity still of Liane Haid and Georg Alexander in the comedy Het meisje met de 4 verloofden/Eine Frau wie Du/A Woman Like You (1933, Carl Boese).

Lien Deyers, Georg Alexander
Dutch postcard by City Film, no. 277. Collection: Egbert Barten.

Sources: Thomas Staedeli (Cyranos), Filmportal.de, Wikipedia (German), and IMDb.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like very mutch...but very antiques. Not my timming... sorry!

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