1901 - 1953
The actress and singer Margarete Slezak was born into an artistic family - her father was the well-known opera singer Leo Slezak, her brother the actor Walter Slezak.
Margaret Slezak sang in a choir when she was a child, beside it she also played several instruments. She got her singing education directly from her father who also took her along to his tours.
She began her professional career in 1930 at the German Staatsoper in Berlin and soon became a popular opera singer.
The film business became aware of her and she was engaged for several musical comedies.
She made her film debut already in 1928 with "Das Mädel aus der Hödrichsmühle" (28), it followed the productions "Onkel in Nöten" (33), "Ich heirate meine Frau" (34) and "Der Vorhang fällt" (39).
She continued her singing career after the war and went on tour around the world. At the same time she also continued her film career.
To her movies of those years belong "König für eine Nacht" (50), "Die verschleierte Maja" (51), "Die Scardasfürstin" (51), "Der Mann auf dem Drahtseil" (53), "Keine Angst vor grossen Tieren" (53) and "Die Blume von Hawaii" (53).
Other movies with Margarete Slezak: