Lilli Palmer

Lilli Palmer

Additional Names: Lilli Marie Peiser (Geburtsname)
Darstellerin, Drehbuch
*24.05.1914 Posen (Poznań), Polen; †27.01.1986 Westwood, Kalifornien, USA

Biography

Lilli Palmer made her stage debut in 1932 at Rose Theater in Berlin. She then went to Landestheater Darmstadt where she mainly played in comedies and as a soubrette in operettas. In 1933, Palmer and her sister emigrated to Paris where they performed together as singing and dancing duo in cabaret shows. One year later, she moved to London to play the leading role in Irving Usher's "Crime Unlimited" (1935). At first, Palmer was mainly to be seen in supporting roles, for example as a maid in Alfred Hitchcock's espionage comedy "Secret Agent" (1936). She rose to stardom in Britain with Milton Rosmer's movie "The Great Barrier" (1937) but concentrated on her stage career between 1936 and 1945.

In 1943, Palmer married Rex Harrison and followed him to the USA in 1945 where she played alongside Gary Cooper in Fritz Lang's espionage thriller "Cloak and Dagger" (1946) and with Rex Harrison in Irving Reis' "The Fourposter" (1952), which was awarded at the 1953 Venice film festival. Palmer's first role in a German movie was the part of a ringmaster in Kurt Hoffmann's "Feuerwerk" (1954). She often played in so-called "problem films" and won national movie awards for her performances in Rolf Hansen's "Teufel in Seide" (Devil in Silk, 1955) and in Falk Harnack's "Anastasia, die letzte Zarentochter" ("Anastasia: The Czar's Last Daughter", 1956).

From the beginning of the 1970s on, Lilli Palmer starred in several TV productions. In 1974, she played the eponymous part in Egon Günther's adaptation of Thomas Mann's novel "Lotte in Weimar", a DEFA production that was aimed for the international market but did not succeed. In 1957, Lilli Palmer married Argentinean writer and actor Carlos Thompson.

Besides her acting career, Palmer was also a successful painter. In 1974, she published her autobiography "Dicke Lilli – gutes Kind", which was followed by its sequel "Der rote Rabe" in 1977. Palmer also wrote four novels and won the Filmband in Gold for her long-time, exceptional work in German cinema.

Filmography

1982 Eine etwas sonderbare Dame
Cast
 
1981/1982 Feine Gesellschaft - Beschränkte Haftung
Cast
 
1980/1981 Kinder
Cast
 
1980 Weekend. Heufieber
Cast
 
1980 Kaninchen im Hut und andere Geschichten mit Martin Held
Cast
 
1978 Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau. V. Neue Szenen einer Familie
Cast
 
1977/1978 The Boys from Brazil
Cast
 
1977 Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau. IV. Szenen einer Familie
Cast
 
1976 Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau. III. Drei Geschichten mit Lilli Palmer
Cast
 
1974/1975 Lotte in Weimar
Cast
 
1974 Johanna
Cast
 
1973 Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau. II. Neue Geschichten mit Lilli Palmer
Cast, Co-author
 
1972 Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau. I. Zehn Geschichten mit Lilli Palmer
Cast, Screenplay
 
1971 Grau-roter Morgen
Cast
 
1970 Hauser's Memory
Cast
 
1969/1970 Der Mann mit der Torpedohaut
Cast
 
1968/1969 Das ausschweifende Leben des Marquis de Sade
Cast
 
1967 Paarungen
Cast
 
1967 Der Diamantenprinz
Cast
 
1967 Zwischenstation mit Lilli Palmer
Cast
 
1965/1966 Der Kongreß amüsiert sich
Cast
 
1965/1966 Zwei Girls vom roten Stern
Cast
 
1965 Operation Crossbow
Cast
 
1965 Herr auf Schloß Brassac
Cast
 
1964 O triangolo circular
Cast
 
1963 Das große Liebesspiel
Cast
 
1962/1963 Erotica. Episode 4: Der Ehemann
Cast
 
1962/1963 Miracle of the White Stallions
Cast
 
1962 Finden Sie, daß Constanze sich richtig verhält?
Cast
 
1961/1962 Julia, du bist zauberhaft
Cast
 
1961 Frau Cheneys Ende
Cast
 
1959/1960 Frau Warrens Gewerbe
Cast
 
1958 Mädchen in Uniform
Cast
 
1957/1958 Eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will
Cast
 
1957 Der gläserne Turm
Cast
 
1956/1957 Wie ein Sturmwind
Cast
 
1956 Zwischen Zeit und Ewigkeit
Cast
 
1956 Anastasia, die letzte Zarentochter
Cast
 
1955 Teufel in Seide
Cast
 
1954 Feuerwerk
Cast
 
1951 Pictura
Cast
 
1946 Cloak and Dagger
Cast
 
1937 The Great Barrier
Cast
 
1936 Secret Agent
Cast
 
1935/1936 First Offence
Cast
 
1932 Rivaux de la piste
Cast
 

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