Pola Negri’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 3, 1897

Death Date

Aug 1, 1987

Age of Death

90 years

Cause of Death

Pneumonia

Place of Death

Aug 1, 1987

Profession

Movie Actress

The movie actress Pola Negri died at the age of 90. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

As one of the most popular stars of the silent film era, she worked in many of director Ernst Lubitsch films.

She was born Barbara Apollina Chalupiec in Poland, which at the time was a part of Imperial Russia. She lived a life of poverty after her father was arrested by the Russian authorities.

Quotes

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“In the next shot the cameras zoomed to the fiancee who noticed the lights in the Czarina’s room go out and the camera then turned to the pond where two goldfish were making love.” (Pola Negri)

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“Yes, I was correctly quoted in saying I introduced sex into films in the 20’s, but it was sex in good taste and left a great deal to one’s imagination.” (Pola Negri)

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“Today the salaries of stars are astronomical in comparison with the 20’s, but the high cost of today’s living and taxes takes a huge bite out of these salaries.” (Pola Negri)

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“Stars didn’t have to worry as they were on long term contracts and were able to enjoy their vacations without worrying about tomorrow. Few had financial worries due to large incomes and little taxes.” (Pola Negri)

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“Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pictures which reflect the great artistry that made Hollywood famous throughout the world, but these films are exceptions, judging from box office returns and press reviews.” (Pola Negri)