Dorris, Anita

BORN 21 Dec 1903, Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein - DIED 24 Dec 1993, Wien
BIRTH NAME Schmidt, Anita Dorothea
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 34, Nummer 25G)

Anita Dorris was born Anita Schmidt. She was the daughter of the owner of a printing business. After a short acting education she debuted in 1921 at the Stadttheater in Eger. After that she worked in Pilsen and Franzensbad. From 1923 to 1925 shewas engaged in Prague where she joined the stage with Paul Hörbiger and other well known actors. In 1926 she made her movie debut in "Die Mühle von Sanssouci". She had fifteen more parts in silent movies.

In 1929 she appeared in the first German talkie "Mein Traum wär ein Mädel" next to Rudolf Platte. In 1930 she was in "Mach mir die Welt zum Paradies". Shortly afterwards she married the film director E.W. Emo on 28 October 1930 and on his request she gave up her acting career. On 8 Jne 1936 their daughter Maria was born. From 1939 onwards they lived in Vienna. She died there in 1993.

• Husband: Emo, E.W. (1930-1975)


Anita Dorris.
Picture by Atelier Bieber, Berlin


The grave of E.W. Emo and Anita Dorris at the Hietzing Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2014)


Anita Dorris – Wikipedia
Porträt der Schauspielerin Anita Dorris by Thomas Staedeli

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Published: 06 Nov 2020
Last update: 03 Apr 2022