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Evelyn Cron

East-German card by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, no. 2394, 1965. Photo: Schwarzer.

 

German actress Evelyn Cron (1940) was one of the stars of the DEFA in the 1960s. She appeared in more than 30 films and TV productions. In 1985 she left the GDR.

 

Eevlyn Cron was born in 1940 in Magdeburg, Germany. Already at school Cron played theatre. She learned the profession of a dental nurse. In her free time, she worked as a catwalk model for the Magdeburg fashion house Bormann. At such an event, she was discovered by the DEFA , which was looking for an actress for the title role in the musical comedy Die schöne Lurette/The Beautiful Lurette (Gottfried Kolditz, 1960) with Jirí Papez and Otto Mellies. After test shots she received the role of Lurette and a trainee contract with the German television, where she was trained from 1961 to 1963 to become an actress. She made her stage debut as a guest in Jacques Deval's Stormy Crossing at Spiegelglatter See at the Kammerspiele Leipzig. It was followed by engagements in Magdeburg and Berlin.

 

Evelyn Cron also became known for such films as the fairytale Die goldene Jurte (Rawsha Dorshpalam, Gottfried Kolditz, 1961) - a coproduction with Mongolia, Hände hoch oder ich schieße (Hans-Joachim Kasprzik, 1966) with Rolf Herricht, and Der nackte Mann auf dem Sportplatz/The Naked Man in the Stadium (Konrad Wolf, 1974). Her last feature film was Jadup und Boel/Jadup and Boel (Rainer Simon, 1980) with Kurt Böwe. Furthermore, she was a permanent member in the actor ensemble of the East-German television and played in productions of the Moritzburg Television Theater such as Noel Coward's Ghost Comedy (1966), Curt Goetz ' The Fairy Tale (1966), Eugène Scribes The Money Marriage (1970) and Paul Herbert Freyer's Brocade from France (1972). She departed the GDR in 1985. From 1988 to 1993 she had a permanent engagement at the Tribune Berlin.

 

Sources: Wikipedia (German) and IMDb.

 

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