Charlotte Susa

Active - 1929 - 1939  |   Born - Mar 1, 1898 in Memel, East Prussia (Poland)  |   Died - Jul 28, 1976 in Basel, Switzerland  |   Genres - Drama, Action, Mystery, Western

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A major operetta star of the German-speaking world, blond Charlotte Susa (née Wegmüller) made her screen debut in 1926 in the silent film The Prince and the Dancer. A competent dramatic actress as well as a superior singer, Susa played mostly lighthearted femme fatales and was popular enough with German-speaking audiences in the U.S. for MGM to offer her a contract in 1932. She remained in Hollywood until 1934 but failed to appear in a single feature film. Her return to Germany was highly anticipated but she ran afoul of Joseph Goebbels, the infamous Nazi minister of propaganda, and was banned from screen work in 1941.