On July 23, 1884, German actor Emil Jannings was born. Jannings is best known for his collaborations with F. W. Murnau  and Josef von Sternberg, including 1930’s The Blue Angel, with Marlene Dietrich. He was the first Oscar recipient, honored with the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 1929 ceremony. Jannings is the only German ever to have won that award. “We can only realize the shadows of our dreams.” –…Read more
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