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      Zita Johann

      Zita Johann

      Highest Rated: 89% The Mummy (1932)

      Lowest Rated: 29% The Struggle (1931)

      Birthday: Jul 14, 1904

      Birthplace: Temesvar, Austria-Hungary

      Dark, intriguing leading lady who appeared in seven films of the early 1930s after enjoying success on the New York stage. Johann made her screen debut in a leading role in D.W. Griffith's last film, the extremely low-budgeted, uneven but striking Depression-era document, "The Struggle" (1931). The following year she played the role for which she is best remembered: the woman that revived Egyptian high priest Im-Ho-Tep (Boris Karloff) is convinced is the reincarnation of his love from thousands of years ago in the poetic horror classic, "The Mummy" (1932). Johann brought an appropriately haunted, vague quality to the role, but despite leads in several others films, including the lively actioner "Tiger Shark" (1932), did not catch on as a popular star. Late in 1933 she was reduced to playing the title role in a poverty row drama, "The Sin of Nora Moran" (1933), and after one more film Johann, who disliked Hollywood, returned to the stage to continue her career.

      Highest rated movies

      The Mummy poster The Mummy The Struggle poster
      The Struggle

      Photos

      TIGER SHARK, Edward G. Robinson, Zita Johann, Richard Arlen, 1932 TIGER SHARK, Edward G. Robinson, Zita Johann, Richard Arlen, 1932 THE STRUGGLE, Hal Skelly, Zita Johann, Edna Hagan, Evelyn Baldwin, 1931 THE STRUGGLE, Hal Skelly, Zita Johann, Edna Hagan, Evelyn Baldwin, 1931 THE MUMMY, from left: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, 1932, MUMM 004P, Photo by: (52004) THE MUMMY, from left: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, 1932, MUMM 004P, Photo by:  (52004) THE MUMMY, Zita Johann, Boris Karloff, 1932 THE MUMMY, Zita Johann, Boris Karloff, 1932 TIGER SHARK, Edward G. Robinson, J. Carrol Naish, Zita Johann, 1932 TIGER SHARK, Edward G. Robinson, J. Carrol Naish, Zita Johann, 1932 TIGER SHARK, Zita Johann, Edward G. Robinson, 1932 TIGER SHARK, Zita Johann, Edward G. Robinson, 1932 THE MUMMY, Zita Johann, Boris Karloff, 1932 THE MUMMY, Zita Johann, Boris Karloff, 1932 THE STRUGGLE, Zita Johann, 1931 THE STRUGGLE, Zita Johann, 1931 TIGER SHARK, from left, Zita Johann, Edward G. Robinson, 1932 TIGER SHARK, from left, Zita Johann, Edward G. Robinson, 1932 TIGER SHARK, Edward G. Robinson, Richard Arlen, Zita Johann, 1932 TIGER SHARK, Edward G. Robinson, Richard Arlen, Zita Johann, 1932 TIGER SHARK, Richard Arlen, Zita Johann, 1932 TIGER SHARK, Richard Arlen, Zita Johann, 1932 THE MUMMY, Zita Johann, in a gown by Vera West, 1932 THE MUMMY, Zita Johann, in a gown by Vera West, 1932 TIGER SHARK, Richard Arlen, Edward G. Robinson, Zita Johann, 1932 TIGER SHARK, Richard Arlen, Edward G. Robinson, Zita Johann, 1932 THE MUMMY, Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, 1932 THE MUMMY, Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, 1932 THE MUMMY, from left: Zita Johann, Boris Karloff, 1932, MUMM 003, Photo by: (52003) THE MUMMY, from left: Zita Johann, Boris Karloff, 1932, MUMM 003, Photo by:  (52003)

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 0% Raiders of the Living Dead Librarian (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 50% Voice From the Grave Nora Moran (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Dared Teena Pavelic Novak (Character) - 1933
      89% 72% The Mummy Helen Grosvenor/Princess Anckesen-Amon (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 27% Tiger Shark Quita Silva (Character) - 1932
      29% 31% The Struggle Florrie (Character) - 1931