Cause of Death
suicide by gunshot
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Eva May was born in 1902. Because her parents were already involved in film business it was natural that she would follow suit.
She was very often in her father`s studio and caught the bug very early. In 1917 she acted for the first time in a Joe-Dobbs-Detective filme called "Der lebendige Tote." From 1918 she worked exclusively for the Ring-Film GmbH managed by her fist husband Manfred Liebenau. They created their own Eva-May-Serial for which Eva also wrote the scripts. She was treated kindly by the press and rose to "Jedermanns Liebling" because of her nice roles.
After 1920 she worked again together with her father but also with many other directors like Karl Grune and Max Mack.
As a result of her lifestyle, temper and method of working there were more and more quarrels between her and her father, Joe May. Her third marriage to director Manfred Noa ended after a short time. In the night of the 9th to 10th September 1924 Eva May brought her life to an end with a gun shot.
It wasn`t the first attempted suicide. One year earlier she had cut open her arteries.
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Eva May (29 May 1902 – 10 September 1924) was an Austrian actress. She was the daughter of the film director Joe May and his wife Mia May. She was married three times on each occasion to a film director: Manfred Liebenau, Lothar Mendes and the final time to Manfred Noa. In 1924 she committed suicide by gunshot.
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