Mayerhofer, Elfie

SINGER, ACTOR (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 15 Mar 1917, Marburg (now Maribor) - DIED 28 Dec 1992, Maria Enzersdorf (near Wien)
REAL NAME Maierhofer, Elfriede
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Grinzinger Friedhof, 19., An den langen Lüssen 33 (Gruppe 30, Reihe 3, Nummer 29 (Ehrengrab))

Elfie Mayerhofer was born in Maribor, then part of the Austrian Empire. She studied music in her home country and continued her studies in Zürich and Vienna.

She made her theatre debut in Munich at the Jugendtheater. She also worked at the State Opera in Munich and at theatres in Berlin. She was most famous as a singer and her nickname was "Die Wiener Nachigall" ("The Viennese Nightingale").

In 1938 she made her first movie, "Frauen für Golden Hill". Several music films followed. In 1939 she was in "Hotel Sacher" and she made several more movies during the war.

After the war she performed for the Allied troops and she did more concerts and operas. In 1949 she was next to Maria Cebotari in "The Marriage of Figaro" at the Salzburger Festspiele. She was married to the architect T. Lauterbach until she divorced him in 1959. After her second marriage her name was Berreßem.

In the 1970s she performed in the United States, Canada and Mexico. She continued her career in Austria until she died in 1992 in Vienna.

Sources
Porträt der Schauspielerin Elfie Mayerhofer by Thomas Staedeli
Internet Movie Database

Images

Elfie Mayerhofer.
(1941-1944)

 

Elfie Mayerhofer.
(1939-1940)

 

The grave of Elfie Mayerhofer at the Grinzing Cemetery in Vienna.
Picture by androom (15 Aug 2006)

 

The grave of Elfie Mayerhofer at the Grinzing Cemetery in Vienna.
Picture by androom (15 Aug 2006)

 

Elfie Mayerhofer.
(1941-1944)

 

Elfie Mayerhofer.
(1943)

 

Elfie Mayerhofer.
Picture by Star-Foto-Atelier

 

Elfie Mayerhofer.
 


Mayer-Lamartinière, Constance

Published: 20 Oct 2006
Last update: 29 May 2016