Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Lee Parry

Who? Info on Ms. Parry is a bit scarce, but wikipedia notes: Lee Parry, 14 January 1901 – 24 January 1977, was a German film actress of the silent era. She appeared in 48 films between 1919 and 1939. She was born in Munich, Germany and died in Bad Tölz, Bavaria, Germany.

She also seems to have been some sort of an early Pulp Fiction star: The German Parry was born "Hilde Benz" and began acting in the 1910s. It was only in 1920 that she became a star in Europe. Like other silent film stars she was not made for sound, and her star faded in the 1930s, after which she moved to South America and became a star in theater. However, Parry had a secret: she made use of her spare time to help others in the most direct way possible: through fighting crime and evil. More so than most celebrity adventurers, however, she was active around the world, from Mont-Martre to Upsala to the Rif desert to Whitechapel, and she fought a variety of unusual opponents, from the Lady In Black to the Smiling Muslim to the "Death Club," and she made several good friends, including the Gypsy Princess and the White Knight.

We don't know the names of her handsome dachshunds. If anyone has any more info, please send it in!

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