Anna Held

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Birthday
19, 1872
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 12, 1918 (46)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1872
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 12, 1918 (46)

About

Polish-born stage performer who was the common-law wife of Florenz Ziegfeld and the inspiration behind the Ziegfeld Follies.

Before Fame

Early in her career, she performed in Jewish theaters in London and Paris.

Trivia

During World War I, she performed for French soldiers and raised money for the war effort.

Family Life

She married Maximo Carrera in 1894; the couple had a daughter before divorcing in 1908.

Associated With

She was portrayed by Luise Rainer in the 1936 film The Great Ziegfeld.