Waldmüller, Lizzi

ACTOR, SINGER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 25 May 1904, Knittelfeld, Steiermark - DIED 8 Apr 1945, Wien
REAL NAME Waldmüller, Felizitas Karoline
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hadersdorf-Weidlingau Friedhof, 14., Friedhofstraße 12 (Gruppe 2, Reihe G, Nummer 14 (Ehrengrab))

Lizzi Waldmüller was the daughter of the director of a company of traveling actors. She was educated in singing and acting and during the twenties she appeared in several theatres in Austria, debuting in Innsbruck and also performing in Graz and Vienna.

In Germany she played in operettas, often with her husband Max Hansen at her side. In Berlin she was very succesful in ""Viktoria und ihr Husar". Among her best known songs were "Ich bin die Frau, von der man spricht" and "Berliner Luft".

She divorced Hansen in 1938. After several minor parts in movies starring Heinz Rühmann and Hans Albers, she got her break as Rachel in "Bel Ami". Several musical films followed, among them "Frau Luna" (1941) and "Es lebe die Liebe" (1944).

Her last movie was "Ein Mann wie Maximilian". She died in April 1945 when Vienna was bombed by the Russians.

Sources
Porträt der Schauspielerin Lizzi Waldmüller by Thomas Staedeli
Lizzi Waldmüller
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Images

Lizzi Waldmüller.
(1941-1944)

 

The grave of Lizzi Waldmüller at the Hadersdorf-Weidlingau cemetery in Vienna.
Picture by androom (16 Aug 2006)

 

Lizzi Waldmüller.
(1941-1944)

 

Lizzi Waldmüller.
(1941-1944)
Picture by Foto Wesel, Berlin Film

 

Lizzi Waldmüller.
(1941-1944)
Picture by Foto Haenchen

 

Lizzi Waldmüller.
(1941-1944)
Picture by Foto Haenchen

 

Lizzi Waldmüller.
(1941-1944)
Picture by Tobis

 


Wallace, William Vincent

Published: 2 Sep 2006
Last update: 2 May 2009