Albach-Retty, Wolf

ACTOR (AUSTRIA)
BORN 28 May 1906, Wien - DIED 21 Feb 1967, Wien
REAL NAME Albach, Wolf Helmuth
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 C, nummer 50)

Wolf Albach-Retty was the son of the actress Rosa Albach-Retty and Karl Albach, an officer in the Austrian army. He was educated at the Academy for Music and Performing Arts and when he was twenty years old he played his first part at the Burgtheater in Vienna.

In 1927 he debuted in a silent movie. In May 1933 he joined the SS and during the nazi era he had parts in love stories and musical movies. In 1936 he married Magda Schneider and he became a German citizen. Their daughter Romy was born in 1938 and their son Wolf-Dieter in 1941. Together with Magda he appeared in seven movies.

In 1942 he had joined the NSDAP and after the war he was no longer the star he used to be and he had to settle for minor parts. He returned to the Burgtheater in 1949, where he played in "Anatol" by Arthur Schnitzler. In 1949 he divorced Magda Schneider. They had seperated in 1943 and Albach-Retty had lived with the actress Trude Marlen, who became his second wife.

Family
• Mother: Albach-Retty, Rosa
• Wife: Schneider, Magda
• Wife: Marlen, Trude

Related persons
• cooperated with Köth-Dorn, Erika

Sources
Biographies Database, Internet, 1996
• Adler, Josef, Handbuch der Grabstätten, 2. Band, Die Grabstätte der Europäer, Deutsches Kunstverlag, München, 1986

Images

Wolf Albach-Retty.
(1941-1944)

 

The grave of Rosa Albach-Retty, Wolf Albach-Retty and Trudy Marlen at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (20 Aug 2007)

 


Albers, Hans

Published: 30 Jul 2006
Last update: 18 Jun 2012