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Austro-German dancer and actress

La Jana is ...

Born 24 Feb 1905 in Mauer
Died 13 Mar 1940 in Berlin
Age35 years
La Jana
La Jana
La Jana, dancer and actress (1905, Vienna - 1940, Berlin)

About La Jana

La Jana (born Henriette Margareta Niederauer, later surnamed Hiebel; 24 February 1905 – 13 March 1940) was an Austro-German dancer and actress.

She is also known as Henny Hiebel, Henriette Hiebel, Henriette Margarethe Hiebel and Henriette Margarethe Niederauer.


In the winter of 1939/40, La Jana was engaged for a multi-city tour of Germany entertaining the troops, since her fame made her an assured draw. In February 1940, she fell ill with bilateral pneumonia, and she died on 13 March 1940, aged 35, in Wilmersdorf. The premiere of her last film, Stern von Rio, took place a week later on 20 March at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo.