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Evelyn Holt (1908 - 2001) was a highly popular German film actress in the late silent and the early sound era. The rise of the Nazis finished her blossoming film career.

The actress Evelyn Holt was born as Evelyn Sklarz.

In the last years of the silent movie era she came in contact with the film and acted in well-known productions like "Die Waise von Lowood" (26), "Liebelei" (27) and "Ehe in Not" (29).

The transition to the sound film didn't give her problems because she was an educated soubrette. She played succesfully in "Das Wolga-Mädchen" (30), "Das Ekel" (31) and "Fortschritt" (33).

With the assumption of power of the Nazis became her professional field of activity very restricted. Because of her birthname Sklarz she wasn't accepted as an Aryan what meant that she merely was able to appear at the "Komische Oper" in Berlin.

With her marriage in 1936 she finished the discussion on her origin, by resigning from the film business. Evelyn Holt and her husband Felix Guggenheim emigrated via Switzerland and England to the USA where she lived till her death.





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