1904 - 1973
The actress Käthe von Nagy was born as Ekaterina Nagy von Cziser (Kato Nagy) in Szatmar, Hungary.
She grew up in a protected family and her father, a bank director, supported all her interests. Therefore she also got riding and fencing lessons. Only her wish to become an actress did not really fit to their ideology.
After the school she could publish some novellas in a newspaper in Budapest, at the same time she attended an acting school of Béla Gáal.
After a vehement opposition on the part of her parents agains her wish to be an actress, Käthe von Nagy asserted and went to Berlin. There she looked for an acting job for several years in vain. During this time she earned her money as a correspondent for the Hungarian newspaper Pester Hirlop.
Her first engagement came in 1927 and she played a support role in the
movie "Männer vor der Ehe", a part which gets her the reputation of
a "Backfisch". She soon got married with the director of this movie - Constantin
At the beginning of the 30's she said goodbye to her image of a "Backfisch"
and impersonated frequently the fashionable type on the screen. Her normally
movie operettas and musical comiedies comprising works had great
successes and confirmed the hopeful expectations of Käthe von Nagy
at the end of the 20's.
Because of her multilingual education she was able to establish in the French area too. As Kate de Nagy she also became a star in France. To her French productions belong "La Capitaine Craddock" (31), "La route impériale - Unter falschem Verdacht" (35), "Cargaison blanche - Weisse Fracht für Rio" (36) and "La bataille silencieuse" (37).
Käthe von Nagy withdrew extensive from the film business whit the begin of World War II. She played in "Mahlia la métisse" (39-42), after that she appeared only twice on the screen with the movies "Cargaison clandestine - Alarm in St. Juano" (50) and "Die Försterchristl" (52).
When the national uprising broke out in Hungary she was in Budapest.
She looked to the wounded and became injured herself later.
Other movies with Käthe von