Hella Kürty

Hella Kürty (1900–1954) was a German actress and singer.[1] An operetta performer, she originated the role of Mi in Franz Lehar's 1929 work The Land of Smiles alongside Richard Tauber.[2] The following year she appeared in a film version of the operetta.

Hella Kürty
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Born23 July 1900
Died7 November 1954 (aged 54)
London, United Kingdom
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1927–1944 (film)

Of Jewish background, she was forced to emigrate from Germany following the Nazi takeover in 1933. She emigrated to Britain, settling in London.

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  1. ^ "Hella Kurty". BFI.
  2. ^ Bourne, p. 193.


  • Bourne, Joyce (2008). A Dictionary of Opera Characters. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-955039-5.

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