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Greta Meyer

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Name  Greta Meyer
Spouse  Carlos De Valdez
Role  Actress
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Died  October 8, 1965, Gardena, California, United States
Movies  Naughty Marietta, The Nuisance, The Return of Peter Grimm, Bill Cracks Down, Friendly Enemies
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Greta Meyer (August 7, 1883 – October 8, 1965) was a German actress in motion pictures beginning in the silent film era. She performed for almost seventy years. She belonged to the most famous theatrical family in Germany, comparable to the Barrymore family in America.

Her early film efforts came in films like De jantjes (1922) and Die Konigsloge (1929).

Meyer came to America in 1923 from her native Germany aboard a German steamship. She became a U.S. citizen.

Meyer appeared in many Hollywood movies between 1933 and 1942, including The Great Waltz (1938) and Bitter Sweet (1940).

In 1963 Meyer was evicted from her home at 505 North Westmount Drive, West Hollywood, California, when property owners decided to replace her old home with a new structure. She moved in with a friend but had little place to store her acting memorabilia. Meyer contemplated a return to Germany.

Greta Meyer died in Gardena, California in 1965.

Selected filmography

  • The Most Precious Thing in Life (1934)
  • Strange Wives (1934)
  • The Return of Peter Grimm (1935)
  • Night of Mystery (1937)
  • The Great Waltz (1938)
  • References

    Greta Meyer Wikipedia


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