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Lina Lossen

Foto: Siegmund Labisch (1863-1942)

1878 - 1959

The actress Lina Lossen took acting lessons before she entered the theater business in 1898 when she made her debut at the Stadttheater Düsseldorf. From there followed engagements at other German theaters, among others in Cologne and Munich.

She went to Berlin in 1910 where she got an engagement at the Lessingtheater where she impersonated numerous roles in the next years. She also got grateful roles an the Staatstheater Berlin where she was active from 1922 to 1945.

Lina Lossen was also spotted for the film business and she made her screen debut with "Peer Gynt" (19).

In the silent movie era of the 20s followed numerous smaller and bigger roles, among them "Der verbotene Weg" (20), "Fräulein Julie" (22), "Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske" (23), "Tragödie" (25) and "Der Kampf des Donald Westhof" (27).

She had no problem to manage the transition from the silent era to the talkies and she played smaller roles till to the end of the war. To these movies belong "Zu neuen Ufern" (37), "Serenade" (37), "Friedemann Bach" (41), "Immensee" (44) and "Das Leben geht weiter" (45).

She did not continue her film career after World War 2 and her engagements at the theater were limited to sporadic guest performances as well.

Other movies with Lina Lossen:
Eines grossen Mannes Liebe (21) Die im Schatten gehen (21) Der Herzog von Aleria (23) Finale der Liebe (25) Der Vierte kommt nicht (39) Die fremde Frau (39)