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Gisela Werbezirk

1875 - 1956

The actress Gisela Werbezirk who also used the name Gisela Werbisek made her stage debut in Pressburg. In the next years followed engagement at other theaters where she soon became established as a character actress.

She already appeared in her first movie in 1912 - "Wamperls und Siegellacks Liebesabenteuer" (12), it folloed the movies "Das vierte Gebot" (14), "Sami, der Seefahrer" (16) and "Das Kind meines Nächsten" (18).

She continued her film career in the 20s with the silent movies "Exzellenz Unterrock" (21), "Die Stadt ohne Juden" (24) and "Ein schwerer Fall" (27).

Her last German film productions came at the beginning of the 30s into being with "Das Kabeniett des Dr. Larifari" (30) and "Wenn die Liebe Mode macht" (32). Beside it she continue to appear on stage.

With the National Socialists coming into power she emigrated to the USA where she first played some small roles at the theater. She also got engagements for movies from 1939 but her roles remained minor normally.
To her well-known movies in the USA belong "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (39), "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet" (40), "The Uncertain Feeling" (41), "Women in Bondage" (43), "The Seventh Cross" (44), "The Lost Weekend" (45), "Golden Earrings" (47), "Vendetta" (50) and "Bride of the Gorilla" (51).

Other movies with Gisela Werbezirk:
Filmposse (14) Dominik, wo ist die Tänzerin (16) Viererzug (17) Das Gleichgewicht (17) Jobbra en, balra te (18) Kri-Kri, die Herzogin von Tarabac (20) Pflicht und Ehre (24) Frau Braier aus Gaya (26) Girls Under 21 (40) So Ends Our Night (41) Tough As They Coime (42) Chetniks (43) Above Suspision (43) Phantom Lady (44) The Hairy Ape (44) Wonder Man (45) The Dark Corner (46) A Scandal in Paris (46) The Brasher Doubloon (47) Wallflower (48) The Great Sinner (49) Serie "General Electric Theater: Wedding Day" (53)