1871 - 1945
The actor Jaro Fürth was born as Edwin Fürth-Jaro in Prague. He got acting lessons by Alexander Römpler, afterwards followed first theater engagements in Scandinavia.
He went to Austria in 1905 where he got an engagement at the Deutsches Volkstheater in Vienna.
When he moved to Germany in 1920 he not only experienced the height of his theater career but also became a demanded movie actor. During his career he appeared in some of the most important silent movies and he had partners of worldwide renown at his side.
Under the direction of the great Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau he played in his movies "Der Januskopf" (20) and "Satanas" (20), after that followed movies like "Das Blut der Ahnen" (20), "Der falsche Dimitry" (22) and "I.N.R.I." (23)..
The height of his career formed the movie "Die freudlose Gasse" (25) where he acted at Asta Nielsen's side - the greatest star of the 10's - and at Greta Garbo's side - the greatest star of the 20's and 30's.
Other movies with Jaro Fürth are "Dr. Bessels Verwandlung" (27), "Somnambule" (29), "Der Hund von Baskerville" (29), "Fräulein Else" (29), "Va Banque" (30) and "Sonnenstrahl" (33).
His career came to an end when the National Socialists seized the power.
Jaro Fürth left Germany and went back to Austria. But the political
situation caught him up soon. It followed the deportation to Theresienstadt
in 1942. He survived the KZ but was only able to rejoice in the freedem
for few months. In November 1945 he died in Vienna.
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