Jacoby, Georg

DIRECTOR, ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 23 Jul 1883, Mainz - DIED 21 Feb 1964, München
GRAVE LOCATION Wiesbaden, Hessen: Nordfriedhof, Platter Strasse

Georg Jacoby started working as an actor in 1913 but from 1919 onwards he only worked as a director. During the 1930s he was very succesful with musicals like "Der letzte Walzer" (1934) and "Heisses Blut" (1936). He had married the actress Edith Meller in 1922 but their marriage ended in a divorce after he left her for the young actress Elga Brink. With Elga he made a series of silent movies.

In 1940 he married the actress Marika Rökk and she performed in many of his movies, among them "Kora Terry" (1940) and "Frauen sind doch bessere Diplomaten" (1941). In 1944 he made his most succesful movie, "Die Frau meiner Träume". After he war he wasn't allowed to work until 1950. Then he resumed his career and comical movies as well as musicals.

Family
• Wife: Rökk, Marika (1940-1964)

Sources
Internet Movie Database
Porträt des Regisseurs Georg Jacoby by Thomas Staedeli
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo?, Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1989
Nordfriedhof (Wiesbaden) – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Georg and Wilhelm Jacoby at the Nordfriedhof, Wiesbaden.
Picture by Androom (01 May 2013)

 


Jacquemin, Jeanne

Published: 6 Jul 2014
Last update: 6 Jul 2014