Haas, Dolly (1910–1994)

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Haas, Dolly (1910–1994)

German-born actress. Name variations: Dolly Hirschfeld. Born Dorothy Clara Louise Haas, April 29, 1910, in Hamburg, Germany; died Sept 16, 1994, in New York, NY; m. John Brahm, 1937 (div. 1941); m. Al Hirschfeld (theatrical caricaturist), 1943 (died 2003); children: Nina Hirschfeld (b. 1945, whose 1st name appears in all her father's drawings).

Made film debut in Eine Stunde Glück (1930), followed by 15 more films, making her a popular star in Germany; made NY debut in Circle of Chalk (1941), followed by War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Threepenny Opera, Brecht on Brecht, and Lute Song (replacing Mary Martin); became US citizen (1940s); appeared in such English-speaking movies as Broken Blossoms, Spy of Napoleon, and I Confess; was the subject of Dolly, Lotte, und Maria, a West German documentary by Rosa von Praunheim concerning Haas, Lotte Goslar, and Maria Piscator (1987).

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