Brühl, Heidi

ACTOR, SINGER (GERMANY)
BORN 30 Jan 1942, Gräfelfing, Bayern - DIED 8 Jun 1991, Starnberg, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (142e-UW-31)

Daughter of the mayor of Gräfelfing (near Munich). She took dancing lessons when she was five years old and in 1954 Harald Braun gave her a part in a movie. She made herself a name with "Die Mädels von Immenhof" (1955) and further Immenhof movies. In 1961 she had a hit as a singer with "Wir wollen niemals auseinander gehn".

When she was twenty years old she was diagnosed with stomach cancer, but she survived the illness. Shortly before her 21th birrthday her father, who had managed her, died and left a pile of debt.

In 1963 she went out with Lex Barker and in 1964 she moved to Rome to launch her film career. On 28 Dec 1964 she married the actor Brett Halsey. They had two children, Clayton Alexander (1967) and Nicole (1970).

In 1970 she went to Las Vegas where she performed with Sammy Davis Junior and others. In 1973-1974 she made two further Immenhof movies. In 1976 she published an autobiography "Eine kühle Blonde, bitte" when she was 35 years old. In 1976 she divorced her husband and in the early eighties she returned to Germany. She started her own music publishing company and also worked as a producer.

After cancer returned she refused chemotherapy and a breast amputation. She died during a breast operation in 1991, aged only 49. She was buried at the Waldfriedhof in Munich.

Sources
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo? - Teil 2 -, Weitere Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1997
Internet Movie Database
Heidi Brühl – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Heidi Brühl at the Waldfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (30 Aug 2005)

 

Heidi Brühl.
Picture by Bavaria

 


Brühne, Vera

Published: 29 Mar 2009
Last update: 11 Feb 2012