Holländer, Friedrich

COMPOSER (GERMANY)
BORN 18 Oct 1896, London - DIED 18 Jan 1976, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Ostfriedhof (60-1-20)

Friedrich Holländer was the son of the operetta composer Victor Holländer. He studied in Berlin with Engelbert Humperdinck and he worked there for the cabaret "Schall und Rauch". There he met the actress Blandine Ebinger. They married and had a daughter, Philine. Blandine performed his songs and he was also one of the founders of the first jazz band in Berlin, the "Weintraub Syncopators".

From 1929 onwards he worked mainly as a composer of film music and his score for "Der Blaue Engel" (with Marlene Dietrich) brought him fame. When the nazi's seized power in 1933 he left for Paris with his second wife Hedi Schoop and in 1934 they moved on to Hollywood, where he worked as a director and a composer.

He was married a third and a fourth time, and by his third wife Leza he had another daughter in 1944, Melodie. In 1955 he returned to Germany and settled in Munich. There he wrote for cabarets once more, but without the succes of his earlier years.

Family
• Wife: Ebinger, Blandine

Related persons
• cooperated with Dietrich, Marlene
• was pupil to Humperdinck, Engelbert

Sources
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Letzte Heimat, Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen 1784-1984, Scheibmayr Verlag, München, 1985
Klassika: Friedrich Hollaender (1896-1976): Lebenslauf
Friedrich Hollaender – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Friedrich Hollaender at the Ostfriedhof, München.
Picture by androom (24 May 2006)

 


Hollatz, Dorothea

Published: 4 Jun 2006
Last update: 5 Jun 2006