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Full Name  Bodil Hammerich
Years active  1925-1941
Role  Film actress
Occupation  Actress
Name  Bodil Rosing
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Born  December 27, 1877 (1877-12-27) Copenhagen, Denmark
Died  December 31, 1941, Hollywood, California, United States
Spouse  Einer Jansen (m. 1898–1919)
Children  Paul Jansen, Roderick Jansen, Saima Jansen, Tova Jansen
Grandchildren  Barbara Ann Blue, Richard Monte Blue
Movies  Sunrise: A Song of Two Hum, Why Be Good?, Crimson Romance, Eternal Love, King Kelly of the USA
Similar People  Carl Mayer, Hugo Riesenfeld, William A Seiter, Monte Blue, F W Murnau

Bodil Rosing (born Bodil Hammerich; December 27, 1877 – December 31, 1941) was a Danish-American film actress in the silent and sound eras.


Life and Career

Bodil Hammerich was born as the daughter of a music dean and his wife, a well-known pianist. She studied acting at the Royal Danish Theatre in the 1890s. She worked afterwards as a stage actress in Denmark. She married a Norwegian doctor, Einer Jansen, in 1898; the couple had four children. They divorced in 1919. During the early 1920s, she made one or two stage appearances on Broadway while she raised four children in the meantime. She was retired from acting when she came to Hollywood in 1924, where her daughter married actor Monte Blue. There she was suddenly chosen to play a film role in Pretty Ladies (1925).

Rosing was under studio contract at MGM and often played matronly roles like servants, housekeepers, cooks or mothers. Her most notable role was perhaps Janet Gaynor's "Old Maid" in F.W. Murnau's silent masterpiece Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927). With the advent of sound film, she mostly portrayed foreigners and proved herself as an extremely versatile actress in a variety of ethnicities in about 85 films until her death. She appeared as the wife of her Danish compatriot in The Painted Veil with Greta Garbo and also played the German neighbour of Lionel Barrymore in You Can't Take It With You by Frank Capra.

She died of a heart attack, aged 64. Shortly before her death, Rosing stated about her acting: "My goal has always been to reach the heart of my audience."

Partial filmography

  • Pretty Ladies (1925)
  • The Tower of Lies (1925)
  • The Return of Peter Grimm (1926)
  • The City (1926) - Sarah
  • Sunrise (1927)
  • The Port of Missing Girls (1928)
  • Ladies of the Mob (1928)
  • Out of the Ruins (1928)
  • The Law of the Range (1928)
  • Why Be Good? (1929)
  • Eternal Love (1929)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • A Lady's Morals (1930)
  • Hello Sister (1930)
  • Three Who Loved (1931)
  • Downstairs (1932)
  • Hello, Sister (1933)
  • Reunion in Vienna (1933)
  • Queen Christina (1933)
  • Roberta (1935)
  • Hearts in Bondage (1936)
  • References

    Bodil Rosing Wikipedia