Fritsch, Willy

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 27 Jan 1901, Kattowitz, Oberschlesien (now: Katowice, Poland) - DIED 13 Jul 1971, Hamburg
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof (AC 16 (151))

Son of a mining director in Silesia. He received a technical education and was employed at Siemens. After leaving Siemens he went to Max Reinhardt's drama school in Berlin and he debuted at the Deutsche Theater.

In 1920 he had his first movie parts and he earned a contract with the UFA Studio's. He starred in popular movies like "Melodie des Herzens" (1929, "Melody of the Heart"). Together with his girlfriend Lilian Harvey he appeared in ten movies.

In 1937 he married the young dancer Dina Grace. After her early death in 1963 he retired from the public eye. He died in 1971 and was buried beside her at the Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg.

Family
• Wife: Grace, Dinah

Related persons
• was the lover of Harvey, Lilian
• cooperated with Rökk, Marika

Sources
kinosessel.de - de beste bron van informatie over Kino. Deze website is te koop!
Hamburger Friedhöfe: Startseite

Images

The grave of Willy Fritsch and Dinah Grace at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof in Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (26 Jan 2006)

 

The grave of Willy Fritsch and Dinah Grace at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof in Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (26 Jan 2006)

 

Willy Fritsch.
(1927-1928)

 

The grave of Willy Fritsch and Dinah Grace at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (30 Aug 2012)

 


Fröhlich, Katharina

Published: 9 Apr 2006
Last update: 16 Sep 2012