Edwards, Edyth

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 14 May 1899, Breslau (now: Wroclaw) - DIED 6 Mar 1956, Berlin
REAL NAME Fischer, Edyth Paula
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof Heerstrasse, Trahkener Allee 1, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (Feld 15-164 (ehemaliges Ehrengrab))

Edith Edwards debuted at the Renaissance-Theater in Berlin-Charlottenburg in 1924. The year before she had already played in a movie, "Seine Frau, die Unbekannte". After two years she continued her career at the Komödienhaus at the Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin and from 1932 until 1934 she worked at the Deutschen Künstlertheater.

From 1936 until 1944 she was employed at the Volksbühne and the Theater der Jugend. She also played in a few more movies during the 1920s, among them "Die Frau, nach der Man sich sehnt", starring Marlene Dietrich. After the war she found further employment in Berlin.

Her friend Klaus Kinski describes how he visited her in 1952 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen after she had a stroke and she could no longer speak to him. He also claimed that Marlene Dietrich once took Edith's pants down in a Berlin theatre and brought her to an orgasm, just using her mouth.

Sources
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
Internet Movie Database
Lexikon: Lexikon
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Images

The grave of Edyth Edwards at the Friedhof Heerstrasse, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (13 Aug 2000)

 


Edwards, Sherman

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 16 Jul 2017