Fischer, Betty

OPERETTA SINGER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 12 Oct 1887, Wien - DIED 12 Jan 1969, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hernalser Friedhof, 17., Leopold-Kunschak-Platz 7 (Gruppe 48, Nummer 11)

Betty Fischer was educated as a tailor, but she wanted to become a singer instead. She took singing lessons and her soprano voice earned her engagements at the Raimundtheater and the Ronacher. She debuted at the theater an der Wien in "Die Lustige Witwe". In 1912 she was Princess Marie in "Hoheit tanzt Walzer", an operetta that ran for 500 performances.

She became a star and during 20 years she often appeared with Hubert Marischka and toured all over Europe. In 1933 she emigrated because of the nazi threat and it wasn't until 1947 before she returned to Vienna. Occasionally she returned to the stage, but at the time of her death she was almost forgotten. After she died 23 trunks were found with 900 dresses that she had worn during her career. During her career she was known as "Lercherl von Hernals".

Sources
Betty Fischer – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Betty Fischer at Friedhof Hernals, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (24 Aug 2009)

 


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Published: 15 Jul 2011
Last update: 15 Jul 2011