Julius Urgiß

Julius Urgiß (6 August 1873 in Anklam[1] – 12 March 1948 in New York City[2]) was a German-Jewish screenwriter, musician,[3] and film critic.

Julius Urgiß
Julius Urgiss
Julius Urgiss
Born(1873-08-06)6 August 1873
Anklam, Pomerania, Prussia
Died12 March 1948(1948-03-12) (aged 74)
New York City, New York, U.S.A.
OccupationScreenwriter, journalist, film critic, theatre critic, music critic, writer, biographer
Genrescreenplays, reviews
Notable worksSkandal um Eva, Die Straße, The Eleven Schill Officers
SpouseGerty Lewin
ChildrenEva Kayser

He began his career as the author of various literary contributions. He worked as a senior journalist at the Berlin film journal Der Kinematograph, writing film reviews.[4] He wrote a biography of the silent-film star Henny Porten.

In 1918, he began his career as a screenwriter. For seven years from 1919, he collaborated with Max Jungk, and in 1928 he worked with Friedrich Raff. Urgiss provided material for comedies, dramas, historical materials and literary adaptations. After the Nazis came to power in 1933, he emigrated from Germany and lived in New York until his death in 1948.

He was married to the German soprano Gerty Lewin (1879-1927[5]). They had one daughter, Eva Agathe Urgiss[6] (1911-1999), who married Albert Einstein's biographer and former step-son-in-law, Dr. Rudolf Kayser.[7][8]


Other WorksEdit

  • Allgemeine Musiklehre (1939) Leipzig : Hörhold[10]


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