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Lili Murati

1911 - 2003

The actress Lili Murati could launch a successful film career in Hungary in the 30s which she continued in the 40s as well. 

To her first movies belong "A csuny lany" (35), "Poganyok" (37), 120-as tempo" (37), "Fizessen, nagysad!" (37) and "Vegre!" (41).

Thank to her success she became also well-known in Germany and finally she got a role in the movie "Was geschah in dieser Nacht" (41) directed by Theo Lingen with Lucie Englisch, Karl Ludwig Diehl and Irene von Meyendorff.

Afterwards she continued her career in Hungary with "Kesö" (43), "Egy nap a vilag" (44) and "Ez törtent Budapesten" (44).

After the war Lili Murati and her husband had to flee from their home country because they were threatened by a process for collaboration with Germany. They went to Spain - like in a movie dressed as a nun and a priest - where Lili Murati was able to gain a foothold as a stage actress.
It lasted till 1964 before she appeared again in movies, among them "Playa de Formentor" (64) and "Escala en Tenerife" (64).

Her international most famous movie - although she only impersonated a small role - was "Dr. Zhivago" (65). But it was not her appearance which hit the front page but her accident during the shooting. 
When she had to jump to a starting train in front of a running camera she fell and got hurt. The studio announced afterwards that an actress got hurt during this shooting seriously and even lost her leg in order to stimulate the propaganda machinery even more. 
Luckily Lili Murati got only slightly injured in reality.

Murati remained active as a movie actress till the old age, to her last productions belong "Carola de dia, Carola de noche" (69), "Les belles au bois dormantes" (70), "Proceso a Jesus" (74), "La encadenada" (75), "Die Insel der tausend Freuden" (78), "Historia de S" (79), "La momia nacional" (81), "Diario de invierno" (88) and "Tres palabras" (93).

Lili Murati was married with the director and writer Johann von Vasary.

Other movies with Lili Murati:
Elnökkisasszony (35) Alomsarkany (39) Igen vagy nem? (40) A tökeletes csalad (42) Hazassag (42) Miert? (43) Kölcsönadott elet (43) Az ejszaka lanya (43) Zahassaggal kezdödik (43) Megalmodtalak (43) II. Magyar kivansaghangverseny (44) Un rincon para querernos (64) Encrucijada para una monja (67) Las trompetas del apocalipsis (69) Como casarse en 7 dias (71) Serie "Estudio 1: Operacion Shakespeare" (73) Serie "Estudio 1: Carlo Monte en Montecarlo" (74) Serie "El teatro: Seis personajes en busca de un autor" (74) Doctor, me gustan las mujeres, es grave? (74) Canciones de nuestra vida (75) Secretos de alcoba (77) Serie "Estudio 1: Mi distinguida familia" (79) Invierno en Marbella (83) Serie "Vida privada" (87) Los gusanos no llevan bufanda (92) Serie "Farmacia de guardia: La partida de mus" (93) Mint csunya lany nagyon helyes votlam (94)