Holl, Gussy

BORN 22 Feb 1888, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen - DIED 16 Jul 1966, Salzburg
BIRTH NAME Holl, Auguste Maria
GRAVE LOCATION St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Oberösterreich: Friedhof, St. Wolfgang-Strasse

Gussy Holl acted in a number of silent movies between 1913 and 1921. In 1921 she appeared in F.W. Murnau's "Desire". In 1918 she married the actor Conrad Veidt, but they divorced in 1922. In 1923 she became the fourth wife of the even more famous actor Emil Jannings.

During the 1920s she was known as a singer of chansons and she was in contact with Kurt Tucholsky and Carl Zuckmayer. Between 1926 and 1929 she and Jannings lived in the USA where he enjoyed further success.

After their return to Germany her husband continued his career during the nazi era. After the war he was forced to retire and they lived at their country home in Strobl am Wolfgangsee in Austria. Jannings died there in 1950 and Gussy was buried beside him after her death in 1966 in Salzburg.

• Husband: Veidt, Conrad (1918-1922)
• Husband: Jannings, Emil (1923-1950)


The grave of Emil Jannings at the cemetery in St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut.
Picture by Androom (01 Sep 2014)


Internet Movie Database
Gussy Holl – Wikipedia

Hollaender, Felix

Published: 18 Apr 2015
Last update: 03 Apr 2022