Jenny Jugo

Jenny Jugo

Additional Names: Eugenie Walter (Geburtsname)
Darstellerin
*14.06.1904 Mürzzuschlag, Österreich; †30.09.2001 Schwaighofen

Biography

Eugenie (Jenny) Walter was born June 14, 1904, in Mürzzuschlag, Styria, as the daughter of a factory owner. After finishing convent school in Graz, she married the actor Emo Jugo at the age of 16 in Fiume, Italy. She went to Berlin with Jugo, but the couple separated only one year later.

In 1924, she received a three-year contract from Ufa, haplessly starred in several tragic roles and was lent to Phoebus after her film "Liebe macht blind" ("Love Makes Us Blind") had also flopped at the box office. With "prickly drolleries and flapper romance" (Holba, 1977), Jugo proved – for the first time in the Sternheim adaptation "Die Hose" ("A Royal Scandal") – her comedic talent and her self-mocking style.

After the advent of the sound film, her promising career seemed to come to an abrupt ending. Thus, Jugo finally took speech and acting lessons. At first, her acting talent was not challenged when she appeared in insubstantial comedies but then Jugo turned into the star of the characteristic "Jenny Jugo films": she became the favoured actress of director Erich Engels in whose comedies she not only "sported a fantastic appearance but also created a furore with her particular competence of reasoning." (Holba).

In the eleven films, Jugo and Engels made together between 1931 and 1941, she developed a carefree, at times rather bizarre form of humor that was able to transport Engels" enlightened comedies in an intelligent and bold, charming and boyish way. In comedies that dealt with everyday life and were rich with allusions like "Wer nimmt die Liebe ernst?" ("Who Takes Love Seriously? "), or "Pechmarie" ("Hard Luck Mary"), as Eliza in "Pygmalion", and in ready-made period films, Jugo's vivid performances always led to contraband.

"Her revealing art of acting contributed in facilitating the audience's access to a "true reality". She was what Bert Brecht had called a "simple natural", a character that called for the case of the opposition in the clown's mask." (Holba). In 1949, Jenny Jugo withdrew from the film business. She lived on her own farm in Schönrain near Bad Heilbrunn, Upper Bavaria where she died on September 30, 2001.

Filmography

1957/1958 Das gab's nur einmal
Participation
 
1950 Land der Sehnsucht
Cast
 
1949/1950 Königskinder
Cast
 
1949/1950 Sie sind nicht mehr
Participation
 
1948/1949 Träum' nicht, Annette!
Cast
 
1944/1945 Sag' endlich ja
Cast
 
1943 Die Gattin
Cast
 
1941/1942 Viel Lärm um Nixi
Cast
 
1941 Der Trichter [Nr. 12]
Cast
 
1940 Unser Fräulein Doktor
Cast
 
1939/1940 Nanette
Cast
 
1938/1939 Ein hoffnungsloser Fall
Cast
 
1937/1938 Es leuchten die Sterne
Cast
 
1937/1938 Die kleine und die große Liebe
Cast
 
1937 Gefährliches Spiel
Cast
 
1936 Die Nacht mit dem Kaiser
Cast
 
1936 Allotria
Cast
 
1935/1936 Mädchenjahre einer Königin
Cast
 
1935 Pygmalion
Cast
 
1934 Pechmarie
Cast
 
1934 ... heute Abend bei mir!
Cast
 
1934 Herz ist Trumpf
Cast
 
1933/1934 Fräulein Frau
Cast
 
1933 Es gibt nur eine Liebe
Cast
 
1932/1933 Ein Lied für Dich
Cast
 
1932/1933 Eine Stadt steht kopf
Cast
 
1932 Zigeuner der Nacht
Cast
 
1931/1932 Fünf von der Jazzband
Cast
 
1931 Ich bleib' bei Dir
Cast
 
1931 Wer nimmt die Liebe ernst?
Cast
 
1930/1931 Kopfüber ins Glück
Cast
 
1930 Die große Sehnsucht
Cast
 
1930 Heute Nacht - eventuell
Cast
 
1929 Die Schmugglerbraut von Mallorca
Cast
 
1929 Der Bund der Drei
Cast
 
1928/1929 Die Flucht vor der Liebe
Cast
 
1928/1929 Rund um die Liebe
Participation
 
1928 Looping the Loop
Cast
 
1928 Die blaue Maus
Cast
 
1928 Die Carmen von St. Pauli
Cast
 
1927/1928 Sechs Mädchen suchen Nachtquartier
Cast
 
1927 Die Hose
Cast
 
1927 Pique-Dame. Das Geheimnis der alten Gräfin
Cast
 
1927 Die indiskrete Frau
Cast
 
1927 Casanova
Cast
 
1926/1927 Prinz Louis Ferdinand
Cast
 
1926 Ledige Töchter
Cast
 
1925 Wenn die Liebe nicht wär'!
Cast
 
1925 Der Kampf gegen Berlin
Cast
 
1925 Liebe macht blind
Cast
 
1925 Friesenblut
Cast
 
1925 Schiff in Not
Cast
 
1925 Blitzzug der Liebe
Cast
 
1924/1925 Der Turm des Schweigens
Cast
 
1924/1925 Die gefundene Braut
Cast
 
1924 Die Puppe vom Lunapark
Cast
 

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