Date of Birth
23 July 1884, Rorschach, Switzerland
Date of Death
2 January 1950, Strobl, Austria (cancer)
Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz
6′ (1.83 m)
Emil Jannings received his Oscar for his first two American made pictures: THE LAST COMMAND and THE WAY OF ALL FLESH. Please note: For the first year, the Academy gave its Acting Awards on the basis of the actor’s yearly output, instead of for a single performance.
In the drama THE LAST COMMAND Emil Jannings played a refugee Russian general who is reduced to being an extra in Hollywood movies.
THE WAY OF ALL FLESH was about a happily married bank clerk who gets into an extra-marital relationship and ends up as a homeless bum.