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Elissa Landi

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Cause of death  cancer
Children  Carolyn Maude Thomas
Role  Actress

Name  Elissa Landi
Years active  1926-1943
Siblings  Anthony Franz Kuehnelt
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Full Name  Elizabeth Marie Christine Kuhnelt
Born  December 6, 1904 (1904-12-06) Venice, Italy
Died  October 21, 1948, Kingston, New York, United States
Spouse  Curtiss Thomas (m. 1943–1948), John Cecil Lawrence (m. 1928–1936)
Movies  The Sign of the Cross, The Count of Monte Cristo, After the Thin Man, Enter Madame, The Warrior's Husband
Similar People  Rowland V Lee, Penny Singleton, W S Van Dyke, Cecil B DeMille, Myrna Loy

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Elissa Landi (December 6, 1904 – October 21, 1948) was an Italian-born actress who was popular in Hollywood films of the 1920s and 1930s. She was noted for her aristocratic bearing.

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Born Elisabeth Marie Christine Kühnelt in Venice, Landi was raised in Austria and educated in England. From 1928 to 1936, Landi was married to John Cecil Lawrence, and from 1943 to 1948, to Curtis Kinney Thomas (1905-2002).

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Her first ambition was to be a writer, and she wrote her first novel at the age of twenty. She would return to writing during lulls in her acting career. She joined the Oxford Repertory Company at an early age, appearing in many British and American stage successes.

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During the 1920s she appeared in British, French, and German films before travelling to the United States to appear in a Broadway production of A Farewell to Arms. She was signed to a contract by Fox Film Corporation (later 20th Century Fox) in 1931.

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She played the heroine in Cecil B. De Mille's The Sign of the Cross (1932), but was overshadowed by Claudette Colbert who played the flashier role of Poppea. She was paired successfully with some of the major leading men, such as David Manners, Charles Farrell, Warner Baxter, and Ronald Colman in romantic dramas such as Body and Soul (1931) before appearing in the box office hit The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) with Robert Donat.

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Her contract with Fox was abruptly cancelled in 1936 as a result of her refusal to accept a particular role. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer signed her to a contract and after a couple of romantic dramas she played the cousin of Myrna Loy in the very popular After the Thin Man (1936). After only two more films she retired, in 1943.

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She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1943, and dedicated herself to writing, producing six novels and a series of poems.

She died from cancer in Kingston, New York, and was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Elissa Landi has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to Motion Pictures, at 1615 Vine Street.


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