Birth Name: Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz
Date of Birth: 23 July, 1884
Place of Birth: Rorschach, Switzerland
Date of Death: 2 January, 1950
Place of Death: Strobl, Allied-occupied Austria
Emil Jannings was a Swiss-born actor, with German and Austrian citizenship. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor, a shared prize for The Way of All Flesh (1927) and The Last Command (1928).
He was born in Rorschach, Switzerland, the son of Margarethe (Schwabe) and Emil Janenz, a businessman. His father was American, from St. Louis, and was of German descent. His mother was German. The family moved to Leipzig in the German Empire, and later Gorlitz, during his childhood. During WWII, he starred in Nazi propaganda films.
Emil was married to German actress adn singer Gussy Holl, until his death. He had a daughter with his former wife Lucy Höfling.