Lilli Palmer Overview:

Legendary actress, Lilli Palmer, was born Lilli Marie Peiser on May 24, 1914 in Posen, Prussia. Palmer died at the age of 71 on Jan 27, 1986 in Los Angeles, CA .


Beautiful, full-lipped, dark-haired German actress (born in Prussia) who began her film career in Britain, offering appealing, emotional appearances that usually had more depth than those around her. Went to Hollywood for some years during an eventful marriage (1943-1957) to first husband Rex Harrison. After it was over, she made films in Britain, Germany, France, and Spain. Her beauty wore well, and she remained in leading roles into her late forties. Later became a best-selling author. Married Argentinian-born actor Carlos Thompson (Juan C. Mundanschaffer, 1916-1990) in 1957. Died from cancer. Her husband shot himself four years after her death.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. Palmer was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Sister of the character actress and singer Irene Prador

After studying drama in Berlin, she flew to Paris due to Nazi takeover in 1933.

Gave birth to her son Carey Harrison, with Rex Harrison, in 1944.

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