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Also Known As: Amalia Von Putti Died: November 27, 2031
Born: January 10, 1896 Cause of Death: pneumonia following throat infection
Birth Place: Hungary Profession: actor, vaudevillian, dancer

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A Hungarian stage star and classical dancer, Lya de Putti entered films in the early 1920s and had a featured role in F W Murnau's "Phantom" (1921) before making an impression as Desdemona opposite Emil Jannings in "Othello" (1922). She enjoyed perhaps her greatest truimph in the classic "Variety" (1925) before heading to the USA for Griffith's "The Sorrows of Satan" (1926). Her career declined with talkies and she made her last film in 1929, the British version of "The Informer", before returning to the stage. De Putti died of pneumonia following a throat infection at the age of 35.

A Hungarian stage star and classical dancer, Lya de Putti entered films in the early 1920s and had a featured role in F W Murnau's "Phantom" (1921) before making an impression as Desdemona opposite Emil Jannings in "Othello" (1922). She enjoyed perhaps her greatest truimph in the classic "Variety" (1925) before heading to the USA for Griffith's "The Sorrows of Satan" (1926). Her career declined with talkies and she made her last film in 1929, the British version of "The Informer", before returning to the stage. De Putti died of pneumonia following a throat infection at the age of 35.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Informer, The (1929)
2.
 Midnight Rose (1928) Midnight Rose
3.
 Buck Privates (1928) Annie
4.
 The Scarlet Lady (1928) Lya
5.
 The Sorrows of Satan (1927) Princess Olga
6.
 God Gave Me Twenty Cents (1927) Cassie Lang
7.
 The Heart Thief (1927) Anna Galambos
8.
 The Prince of Tempters (1926) Dolores
9.
 Othello (1922)
10.
 Phantom (1922)
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Began career as a dancer in Budapest
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Relocated to Germany and danced in classical ballet
1922:
Had featured role in F W Murnau's "Phantom"
1922:
Portrayed Desdemona to Emil Jannings' "Othello"
1925:
Made perhaps best-known film, "Variety"
1926:
Moved to Hollywood
1926:
Starred in "The Sorrows of Satan", helmed by D W Griffith
1929:
Had featured role in screen adaptation of "The Informer"
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Notes

Her husband, scandalized at De Putti's acting career, told her children she was dead, even erecting a gravestone for them to visit. Liza Minnelli patterned her appearance in "Cabaret" after De Putti.

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