Zita Johann: 50 Years Between Pictures

Today is the birthday of Zita Johann (1904-1993). Best known for playing the duel role of Helen and Princess Anck-es-en-Amon in the original version of The Mummy (1932), she was in a total of seven films from 1931 through 1934. Other notable films include The Struggle (1931), D.W. Griffith’s last completed film as director); and The Sin of Nora Moran (1933), which had a famous poster painted by Alberto Vargas. 

From 1929 through 1933 she was married to the Mercury Theatre’s John Houseman. Zohann was born in a culturally German part of Austria-Hungary that is now located in Romania. After Hollywood she spent several decades teaching and acting in the theatre. In 1986, over a half century after her last picture she appeared in the low budget horror film Raiders of the Living Dead. 

In which she portrays “The Librarian”
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