Meet the cutest silent film comedienne you’ve never heard of : Truus van Aalten. A Dutch girl working in the German film industry, she did well in both silents and talkies, until the Nazis came to power.
She spent the rest of the 1930s back home in the Netherlands, where film work was scarce. During the Nazi occupation of her country, she was offered roles again, but she refused to become a wheel in the Nazi propaganda machine.
After the war, she tried to return to the screen, but it was too late; she never appeared in another film. She passed away in 1999.
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– – – Christopher Snowden