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Käte Oswald

1890 - 1985

The actress Käte Oswald was born as Katharina Wilhelmine Maria Parr in Düsseldorf.

She began her stage career in Düsseldorf where she acted at the beginning of the 10s. In the next years followed engagements in Dortmund, Aachen and Nuremberg.

When she got married with the film director Richard Oswald in 1912 they went to Berlin. There she appeared in numerous silent movies as Käte Oswald from 1915. Most of her movies were directed by her husband.

To her well-known movies of those years belong "Schlemihl" (15), "Hoffmanns Erzählungen" (16), "Es werde Licht!" (17), "Schatten der Vergangenheit" (17), "Das Kainzeichen" (18), "Die Reise um die Erde in 80 Tagen" (19) and "Unheimliche Geschichten" (19).

At the beginning of the 20s she acted in front of the camera for the last time and she used the pseudonym Käte Waldeck.
She played the role of Inge in "Manolescus Memoiren" (20), she was Jane Middleton in "Lady Hamilton" (21) and she impersonated Naomi in "Lucrezia Borgia" (22). All three movies were directed again by Richard Oswald.

Afterwards she retired from the film business and she dedicated to her family.
With the rise of the National Socialists they left Germany in 1933. Five years letter they settled in Hollywood and did not return to Germany again.
During one of their visits in Düsseldorf Richard Oswald died at the age of 82.

Their son Gerd Oswald became a director too.

Other movies with Käte Oswald:
Und wandern sollst Du ruhelos (15) Der chinesische Götze, 3. Teil: Das unheimliche Haus" (16) Des Goldes Fluch (17) Königliche Bettler (17) Der Tod des Baumeisters Olsen (17) Rennfieber (18) Das Dreimäderlhaus (18)