Greta Meyer

Greta Meyer (August 7, 1883 – October 8, 1965) was a German actress in motion pictures beginning in the silent film era. She performed for almost seventy years. She belonged to the most famous theatrical family in Germany, comparable to the Barrymore family in America.

Her early film efforts came in German films like De jantjes (1922) and Konigsloge, Die (1929).

Meyer came to America in 1923 from her native Germany aboard a German steamship. She became a U.S. citizen.

Meyer appeared in many Hollywood movies between 1933 and 1942, including The Great Waltz (1938) and Bitter Sweet (1940).

In 1963 Meyer was evicted from her home at 505 North Westmount Drive, Encino, California, when property owners decided to replace her old home with a new structure. She moved in with a friend but had little place to store her acting memorabilia. Meyer contemplated a return to Germany.

Greta Meyer died in Gardena, California in 1965.

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