He was the first person to be presented with an Oscar when he was honored with the first Academy Award for Best Actor in 1929. Ancestry: a German American father (Emil Janenz), a Russian-German mother of distant Jewish descent. Emil grew up in Görlitz and Leipzig, Germany.
He is honored with a star on the "Boulevard der Stars" in Berlin."
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"For his performances as Gen. Dolgorucki / Grand Duke Sergius Alexanderin in The Last Command and as August Schilling in The Way of All Flesh (1927-1928)
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» Was the very first person to receive an Academy Award"