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Elke Sommer Overview:

Actress, Elke Sommer, was born Elke Schletz on Nov 5, 1940 in Berlin, Germany. As of December 2019, Elke Sommer was 79 years old.

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GIVEAWAY! On Blu-ray: Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson and in The Prize (1963)

By KC on Mar 20, 2019 From Classic Movies

The Prize is an unusual film, with a mixed-bag cast and the unique premise of romance and intrigue in the milieu of the Pulitzer Prize ceremony. Starring Paul Newman, and the eternally reliable Edward G. Robinson, it has the rare quality of seeming simultaneously familiar and bizarrely n... Read full article


Talks with the Cafe About Her Movies, Her Art, and How She Earned the Nickname "The Brute"

By Rick29 on Jan 13, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

A glamorous international star by the time she was 23, has played opposite leading men such as Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Bob Hope, James Garner, and Glenn Ford. Born in Berlin in 1940, Elke's film career took off when acclaimed Italian director Vittorio De Sica cast her in the 1959 com... Read full article


Happy Birthday: !

By Dawn on Nov 5, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(born 5 November 1940), was spotted by film director Vittorio De Sica, in Italy and it was not long before she had been cast in several films. At first, she wanted to become an actress to earn enough money for college, after landing many film offers, she decided on an acting career. She ... Read full article


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Elke Sommer Quotes:

Kay Bergdahl: You're wasting your time. I'm not the kind of woman who uses sex as a release or, or even as a weapon.
Frankie Fane: You always talk like that?
Kay Bergdahl: I try.
Frankie Fane: Then do me a favor, will ya, try droppin' it with me, I'm not that smart. You free thinkers confuse me.
Kay Bergdahl: Let me put it this way. I think I have more to offer than just my body.
Frankie Fane: [mocking] Now I understand.
Kay Bergdahl: I am the end result of everything I've ever learned, all I ever hope to be, and all the experiences I've ever had.
Frankie Fane: How many experiences have you had?
Kay Bergdahl: None. But when the right time comes I'll be special for some man. So it's worth waiting for.


Kay: Sometimes I get the feeling, Frankie, you ought to be chained up with a ring in your nose.


Maria Gambrelli: Tell me, why do so many men smoke afterwards? No wonder tobacco companies get rich.


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Elke Sommer Facts
She was nominated for a 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for her performance in the play, "Born Yesterday," at the Drury Lane Theatre North in Chicago, Illinois.

Cousin of Gudy Somer.

When she appeared in Carry on Behind (1975), she received £30,000. She became one of the only two actors in the films (with Phil Silvers) to receive the highest ever Carry On salary. Kenneth Williams only received £5,000, a sixth of what she received.

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