Dolly Haas

  1. Jane Bryan, We Are Not Alone, 1939.    The German Dolly collapsed due to the “highly emotional nature of her role” opposite Paul Muni in this James Hilton tragedy (“We are not alone in suffering injustice”). She made one more film only, Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess, 1953. For 51 years she was wed to the canny caricaturist Al Hirschfeld –  their daughter Nina’s name is famously embedded, often many times, in n in every Hirschfeld toon.
  2. Margaret Sullavan, The Shop Around The Corner, 1939.     Talked with fellow German, Ernst Lubitsch, about a role in what he insisted was “the best picture I ever made in my life” –   despite having knocked off ther exquisite  Ninotchka while waiting months for his desired couple, Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart from 1938’s The Shopworn Angel.  Hass later wed the brilliant caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, from 1943 to her death.  (The name of their daugthter, Nina,  can be found hidden  – several times – in every Hirschfeld drawing).  


 Birth year: 1910Death year: 1994Other name: Casting Calls:  2