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Marika Rökk

Marika Rökk

Marika Rökk


Marika Rökk (November 3, 1913 - May 16, 2004) was an Egyptian-born singer, dancer and actress of Hungarian descent. Rökk was born in Cairo as the daughter of an Hungarian architect. She spent her childhood in Budapest, but in 1924 her family moved to Paris. Here she learned to dance and starred as dancer in the Moulin Rouge. After a tour in the USA she came to England where she played in her first film. In 1934 she came to Germany where she became one of the most famous filmstars. Read more on Last.fm
Marika Rökk (November 3, 1913 - May 16, 2004) was an Egyptian-born singer, dancer and actress of Hungarian descent. Rökk was born in Cairo as the daughter of an Hungarian architect. She spent her childhood in Budapest, but in 1924 her family moved to Paris. Here she learned to dance and starred as dancer in the Moulin Rouge.

After a tour in the USA she came to England where she played in her first film. In 1934 she came to Germany where she became one of the most famous filmstars. She was married to Georg Jacoby from 1940 until his death in 1964, and to Hungarian actor Fred Raul from 1968 until he died in 1985. She was the mother of Gaby Jacoby.

She died of a heart attack in Baden bei Wien, Austria. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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