Karel Lamač

Karel Lamač (27 January 1897 2 August 1952) was a Czech film director, actor, screenwriter and producer.[1] He directed 102 films between 1919 and 1952. He also appeared in 61 films between 1919 and 1938.

Karel Lamač
Born(1897-01-27)27 January 1897
Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
Died2 August 1952(1952-08-02) (aged 55)
Hamburg, West Germany (now Germany)
OccupationFilm director, actor, screenwriter, film producer
Years active1919–1952

He was born in Prague, Austria-Hungary and died in Hamburg, Germany due to serious problems of his kidneys and liver.[2]

He was once in relationship with actress Anny Ondra with whom he owned a production company. He directed her in several silent films and acted with her in films directed by other filmmakers. He worked with her even after their separation in 1933, and she married boxer Max Schmeling.[3]

Selected filmography





  1. "Karel Lamač". csfd.cz. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  2. "Karel Lamač". ceskatelevize. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  3. "Funny Ladies 1 (2002)". Retrieved 6 April 2016.
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