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Poldi Dur (Elisabeth Handl)

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Biography

Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Elisabeth (Liesl) Handl, a young Austrian dancer-turned actress, married Austrian comedy writer-producer Walter Reisch, whose greatest Viennese film success was Maskerade (1934). In that very popular comedy, star Paula Wessely played a prim secretary named Leopoldine "Poldi" Dur, whose (fictional) name happens to coincide with the equally fictional name of a scandalous nude model -- leading to numerous misunderstandings and complications.

In 1938 Mr & Mrs Reisch moved to the USA, where he enjoyed considerable success as a writer (Ninotchka) and later producer. Read more...

Actor

Character: Slugger's Girlfriend in Theater

Hangmen Also Die! 1943

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Character: Dienstmätchen

Episode 1935

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Character: Leni Leitner & Tänzerin

Silhouetten 1936

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