Weyher, Ruth

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 28 May 1901, Neumark, Westpreussen (now: Nowinjasta, Poland) - DIED 27 Jan 1983, München
REAL NAME Weyher, Ruth Ellen
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Ostfriedhof (165 b-U-18 (cleared))

Ruth Weyher grew up in Danzig and studied painting at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Halle, but she switched to the conservatory to study singing. Due to a serious illness she lost her singing voice and in 1919 she went to Berlin where she studied at Max Reinhardt's theatre school.

From 1920 onwards she played in several movies. "Schatten" (1923) was a succes and around 1925 she had become a popular actress. In 1928 she founded her own production company, Ruth-Weyher-Film GMBH. The company produced only one movie, "Was ist los mit Nanette" (1929). She played in only a few sound movies and according to his wishes she ended her career after she married the publisher Hans Geiselberger in 1932.

She was buried at the Ostfriedhof in Munich. In 2011 her grave was no longer there.

Related persons
• was pupil to Reinhardt, Max

Sources
Homepage für Freunde des Stummfilms
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Porträt der Schauspielerin Ruth Weyher by Thomas Staedeli

Images

The grave of Ruth Weyher at the Ostfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by androom (24 May 2006)

 

Ruth Weyher.
(1927/1928)
Picture by UFA

 


Wharton, Edith

Published: 18 Jun 2006
Last update: 4 Sep 2011