1912 - 2013
Martha Eggert's career began very ealry and because
of her wonderful voice she soon was called a child prodigy who
filled concert halls.
But her real film career blossomed into life with the talkies. In the golden era of German musical movies she took part in operetta movies and became a very popular star in no time at all.
To her great successes of the 30's belong "Trara um Liebe" (31), "Moderne Mitgift" (32), "Das Blaue vom Himmel" (32), "Leise flehen meine Lieder" (33), "Der Zarewitsch" (33), "Die Czardasfürstin" (34), "Die ganze Welt dreht sich um Liebe" (35), "Das Schloss in Flandern" (36) and "Zauber der Boheme" (37).
During the shooting for "Mein Herz ruft nach dir" in 1934 she met singer and actor Jan Kiepura. They got married two years later, acted together in other movies and belonged to the most dazzling pairs in Germany.
Because Martha Eggerth was of
Jewish extraction, the political situation in Germany became more
and more uncomfortable. She eventually emigrated to the USA with
Jan Kiepura where both could contine her career without any
difficulties because her names already conquered the world
Martha Eggerth worked again in Europa after the war but she wasn't able to gain a foothold again in the German film business. She only appeared in the movies "Das Land des Lächelns" (52) and "Frühling in Berlin" (57), she practised her main activity on different stages, and this till her old age.
She hade a little comeback on
television in 1999 when she impersonated a chamber singer in the
serial "Tatort: Nie wieder Oper" (99).
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