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Irene Ambrus

Picture Irene Ambrus
Foto: Alexander Binder (1888-1929)

1904 - 1990

The actress Irene Ambrus was born as Irene Klopfer in Budapest. She became famous as a singer in the first place and she also appeared with her pseudonym Mabel Eton und Ina Aristid.

After a singing education at the conservatoy in Budapest she got an engagement at the operetta theater in Pest. Finally she was engaged to Berlin where she played for Eric Charell at the Grosses Schauspielhaus.

When she got married with Dr. Levy who was working for the record company Lindström AG her career got another drive. She released several records often with comedic and equivocate lyrics.

In the film business she was only successful for a short time. She took part in the movies "Wien, du Stadt der Lieder" (30), "Die Marquise von Pompadour" (30), "Lumpenball" (30), "Opernredoute" (31) and "Moritz macht sein Glück" (31). After that she concentrated again on her singing career completely.

As a Jew she had to emigrate to England in 1933 where she was able to continue her career.