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Ellen Frank


1904 - 1999

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The actress Ellen Frank had to learn early to stand on her own feet when her parents died within two years when she was only 17.
She was admitted as a dance Elevin at the Stadttheater Hannover by ballet master Max Terpis and toured with a modern dance group through Germany.

Two years later she changed from dance to acting and made her theater debut in Berlin in the play "Die Räuber", directed by Erwin Piscator. Her career continued resinous for the time being. She got engagements at different theaters before she took part in movie for the first time called "Es gibt eine Frau, die dich niemals vergisst" (30). 
In the following years she appeared - apart from few exceptions like "Die Nacht der grossen Liebe" (33) and "Ein Unsichtbarer geht durch die Stadt" (33) - usually in short movies.
In 1934 she managed the breakthrough and played in the movies "Heinz im Mond" (34), "Peer Gynt" (34), "Der alte und der junge König" (35), "Das Mädchen vom Moorhof" (35) and "Unter heissem Himmel" (36).

She got married with Georg Arm in 1939 and moved to Munich after the birth of her daughter. She nearly stood away from the screen for 15 years and only appeared in a movie again in 1953.
To her well-known movies of the 50's belong "Ludwig II" (54) and "Thérèse Raquin" (56), beside it she also took part in some movies of fairytales like "Rotkäppchen" (53), "Hänsel und Gretel" (54) and "Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten" (59).

From the 60's to the 80's she normally worked in TV productions, so in the episodes "Der Kommissar: Die Anhalterin" (71), "Tatort: Gegenspieler" (87) and "Derrick: Mord inklusive" (88).
 

Other movies with Ellen Frank:
Der Stern von Valencia (33) Rakoczy-Marsch (33) Eine ideale Wohnung (33) Die Braut im Mond (33) So ein Flegel (34) Die Reise ins Glück (34) Ein schwerer Junge (34) Herr Mahler in tausend Nöten (34) Carlos schönstes Abenteuer (34) Ein fideles Büro (34) Asew/Lockspitzel Asew (34) Ein Mädel aus guter Familie (35) Lärm um Weidemann (35) Nacht der Verwandlung (35) Die blonde Carmen (35) Der Aussenseiter (35) Die lustigen Weiber (35) Familienparade (36) Die un-erhörte Frau (36) Mädchen für alles (37) Gold in New Frisco (39) Der Engel mit dem Flammenschwert (54) Königswalzer (55) Rosen für Bettina (56) Serie "Das Kriminalmuseum: Gesucht: Reisebegleiter" (64) Sonntage des Lebens (66) Memento mori (74) Lina Braake (75) Der schwarze Storch (76) Der Heiligenschein (77) Die Panne (80) Die Pfauen (82) Die Versuchung (82) Matt in 13 Zügen (84) Der Traum der Schwestern Pechstein (84) Serie "Gespenstergeschichten: Ambrose Temple" (84) Serie "Wenn Kuli kommt" (87) Serie "Florian" (90) Wüsten (90) Serie "Der Millionär" (91) Herr Ober! (92) Serie "Lilli Lottofee (92) Serie "Zwei Münchner in Hamburg" (93)


 
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