Jürgens, Curd

ACTOR (AUSTRIA)
BORN 13 Dec 1912, München, Bayern - DIED 18 Jun 1982, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 C, Nummer 54)

Curd Jürgens was the son of a merchant from Hamburg and a teacher from France. Curd grew up in Berlin Neu-Westend. He took acting lessons and started as an actor at UFA in 1935. He appeared in theatres in Dresden, Berlin an Vienna and made my movies during the next ten years. In 1938 he married the actress Lulu Basler.

After filimg "Wiener Mädeln" (1944) he quarelled in a cafe with Robert Kaltenbrunner, a brother of the nazi Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and two other nazis. He was arrested and send to a concentration camp. After a few weeks he managed to escape and he remained free until the end of the war.

After the war he became an Austrian citizen and in 1947 he married his fiancee Judith Holzmeister. He divorced Judith in 1955 and married Eva Bartok in the same year. This marriage lasted until 1957. In 1958 the model Simone Bicheron became his fourth wife and Margie Schmitz became the fifth and last one in 1978.

During his career he appeared in 1960 movies, including Hollywood productions. He also continued his career on the stage and he occasionally he also worked as a director. He had an apartment on the Champs-Élysées 72 in Paris and during the 1960s he lived in Zurich. He was the owner of houses in several other cities and his parties were legendary.

Family
• Wife: Holzmeister, Judith (1947-1955)

Sources
Find-A-Grave
• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Jürgens, Curd

Images

The grave of Curd Jürgens at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (21 Aug 2012)

 


Kádár, János

Published: 21 May 2016
Last update: 21 May 2016