|DIRECTOR, ACTOR (GERMANY)|
BORN 23 Jul 1883, Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz - DIED 21 Feb 1964, München, Bayern|
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 successful 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 successful movie, "Die Frau meiner Träume". After he war he wasn't allowed to work until 1950. Then he resumed his career and created comical movies as well as musicals.
Wife: Rökk, Marika (1940-1964)
Nordfriedhof (Wiesbaden) â€“ Wikipedia
Porträt des Regisseurs Georg Jacoby by Thomas Staedeli