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Cilly Feindt

Picture Cilly Feindt
Foto: Alexander Binder (1888-1929)

1909 - 1999

The actress Cilly Feindt was well-known as a circus artist in first place who filled the audience with enthusiasm with her horses. She gathered first artistic experiences at the circus Paul Busch. It followed apprearances at the Wintergarten and at the Scala in Berlin.

Because of her huge popularity she earned in the circus she was spotted for the film. She made her film debut in a movie with the fitting title "Die Zirkusprinzessin" (25). Other movies in the silent movie era were "Der Feldmarschall" (27), "Ein Mordsmädel" (27) and "Die Zirkusprinzessin" (28), a movie of the same name like in 1925.
Her activities changed between circus and film in the next years and she was successful with the movies "Gefährdete Jugend" (30) and "Sprung ins Nichts" (31).

After a successful tour through South America she continued her film career with "Ferien vom Ich" (34) and "Leichte Kavallerie" (35). 
After that followed a tour through half of Europe and the USA. When the war was settled in Germany itself this meant the temporary end of Cilly Feindt's career.

Immediately after the war she was signed on by the circus Althoff and it didn't last long and she also got an offer from the Ringling Brothers circus in the USA. With this circus she went on tour from 1948 to 1951 and appeared in the States and Canada. When her engagement ended she settled in Califorina and devoted to her horses.
Her last cinematical works were "Gigi" (58) with Maurice Chevalier and Leslie Caron as well as "Two Weeks in Another Town" (62) with Kirk Douglas.

Other movies with Cilly Feindt:
Mordsmädel (32) Derbysieger (32)