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Edmund Loewe

Foto: Jan Vilimek (1860-1938)

1870 - 1931

The actor, singer and director Edmund Loewe began his professional career as a clerk before he had first appearances as a singer.
At the age of 20 he decided to choose an artistic career and he took lessons for singing and acting. It followed first works in Teplitz-Schönau, afterwards followed engagements in Prague, Berlin and Hamburg.
Theater tours also led him till to New Year before the turn of the century.

At the beginning of the 19th century Edmund Loewe acted successfully in Vienna both as a stage actor and operetta singer.

When he went to Berlin again he got in touch with the film business. He appeared in "Europäisches Sklavenleben" (12) in front of the camera for the first time.
It followed other cinematical works like "Das Tagebuch Collins" (15), "BZ-Maxe & Co." (16), "Nachtasyl" (19), "Charly Bill" (19) and "Der Bastard" (19).

At the beginning of the 20s came his last movies as an actor into being with "Johann Baptiste Lingg" (20), "Die Elixiere des Teufels" (20), "Der Würger der Welt" (20), "Das Haus in der Dragonergasse" (21), "Memoiren eines Kammerdieners" (21), "Marie Antoinette - Das Leben einer Königin" (22), "Lucifer" (22) and "Im Schatten der Moschee" (23).

Edmund Loewe also realised few movies as a director from 1919 like "Die Wallfahrt nach Kevlaar" (19), "Don Juan" (19) and "Elixiere des Teufels" (20).
Moreover he wrote the screenplay for the production "Das Geheimnis der vier Tage" (21).

His son was the famous composer Frederick Loewe.

Other movies with Edmung Loewe:
Kindertränen (16) Die Wallfahrt nach Kevlaar (19) Sünden der Eltern (19) Das Geheimnis der vier Tage (21) Söhne der Nacht (21) Der Gaukler von Paris (22)