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Dolly Haas: Life Story and Glamorous Photos of German-American Beauty in the 1930s

Dolly Haas was a German-American actress and singer. She performed in both German and American films in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Haas learned ballet dancing from the age of six and began to perform in cabaret and musical theaters at 20.

Haas made her career debut in 1927 with a play in Berlin. She left Germany in 1936 and moved to Britain and then to the United States. She has a short but successful stage career in Hollywood. She made her New York stage debut in 1941 in Erwin Piscator’s production of “The Circle of Chalk.” Hass married film director John Brahm in 1937, and he helped her cast in the sound version of ‘Broken Blossoms’ drama. She made her Broadway debut in 1943 in ‘Doctors Disagree’ and worked on the stage for some time. In 1930, she got the role of ‘Dolly Klaren’ in the movie ‘Dolly Gets Ahead.’ She also performed the role of ‘Alma Keller’ in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1953 film ‘I Confess.’ In 1941 she devoted herself to the theater and appeared only sporadic in TV productions.

Haas married director John Brahm in 1937, but the marriage lasted only for four years. In 1943, she married Al Hirschfeld, and they had a daughter, Nina. Haas died from ovarian cancer at the age of 84.

Here below are some beautiful photographs of Dolly Haas from the early days of her acting career.

Written by Alicia Linn

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