Haas, Dolly, 1910-1994

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The actress Dolly (Dorothea Clara Eleanore) Haas was born on April 29, 1910 in Hamburg, Germany, the second daughter of the bookseller Charles Oswald Haas and his wife Margarete, née Hansen. Charles Haas was half-German but grew up in England, with British citizenship. Dolly and her sister, Margarete attended Jacob Loewenberg's prestigious girls' school Lyzeum in Hamburg, the Anerkannte höhere Mädchenschule . Dolly Haas had her debut as a professional actress in 1927. She then worked at Berlin's Grosses Schauspielhaus, before embarking on a film career that brought her to England and to Hollywood. She also performed on Broadway. Dolly Haas was first married to the German director John (Hans) Brahm. In 1936 she came to the United States with a contract from Columbia Pictures. In 1943 she married the renowned artist and caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. She died in New York in 1994.

From the guide to the Dolly Haas Family Collection, 1883-2011, bulk 1901-1935, (Leo Baeck Institute)

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creatorOf Molnár, Ferenc, 1878-1952. "Studio one" presents Franz Molnar's "Riviera". Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Dolly Haas Family Collection, 1883-2011, bulk 1901-1935 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith a Haas family family
associatedWith Haas, Charles Oswald person
associatedWith Haas, Margarete person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Hamburg (Germany)
Berlin (Germany)
Booksellers and bookselling
Motion pictures--Germany


Birth 1910-04-29

Death 1994-09-16



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