Weissner, Hilde

ACTOR (AUSTRIA)
BORN 3 Jul 1909, Stettin, Pommern (now Szczecin, Poland) - DIED 30 May 1987, Branau am Inn: Hospital
REAL NAME Weissbrodt, Hildegard Margot Helene
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof (J12 (6))

Hilde Weissner was born as Hildegard Weissbrodt. She was the daughter of the civil servant Rodolf Weissbrodt. Her mother Helene was a concert singer. After her father's death in 1922 she moved to Hamburg with her mother in 1927. There she took acting lessons with Herbert Hübner and Maria Eis. In 1929 she debuted at the Schiller-Theater in Altona as Maria Stuart.

After two years at the Deutschen Schauspielhaus in Hamburg Gustaf Gründgens contracted her for the Preußischen Staatstheater in Berlin where she worked until 1939. She also started a movie career and immediately had major parts. In "Geheimzeichen L-B-17" (1938) she was also singing and dancing.

From her relationship with the actor Lothar Müthel a daughter was born in 1935, Viola. In 1944 her first husband, the composer Peter Holm, was killed in the war. They had a son, Rolf Dieter, born in 1941. In 1949 she was married to the journalist Gerd Ribatis for a short time.

After the war she hardly appeared in the movies anymore and she returned to the Deutschen Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. In 1950 she opened a fashion salon. She continued her acting career and often appeared on television. In 1962 she became a professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where she directed the Schauspielseminar until 1973. In 1974 she was in the very first episode of the famous German crime series "Derrick".

She died in 1987 in the hospital of Branau am Inn and was buried in the grave of her mother at the Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg.

Related persons
• cooperated with Gründgens, Gustaf

Sources
Hilde Weissner – Wikipedia
Internet Movie Database

Images

Hilde Weissner.
(1939-1940)

 

Hilde Weissner.
(1941-1944)

 

Hilde Weissner.
Picture by Haenchen

 

Hilde Weissner.
(1941-1944)
Picture by Star Foto Atelier, Tobis

 

Hilde Weissner.
Picture by Star Foto Atelier

 

The grave of Hilde Weissner at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof in Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (20 Aug 2011)

 

Hilde Weissner.
(1939-1940)
Picture by Foto Haenchen

 


Wellesley, George Greville

Published: 9 Oct 2011
Last update: 16 Feb 2014