Symo, Margit

ACTOR, DANCER (HUNGARY)
BORN 13 Sep 1913, Budapest - DIED 6 Oct 1992, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Nordfriedhof, Ungererstrasse 130 (128-2-22)

Margit Symo took dancing and acting lessons in Budapest and started her career in that city before she moved to Berlin.
She worked as a dancer before her part in her first movie "Zigeunerblut" (1934) instantly made her famous.

She appeared in many more movies until the end of the Second world War, among them "Die gelbe Flagge" (1938) and "Einmal die liebe Herrgott sein" (1942). After the war she moved to Sweden, where she married the conductor Willy Mattes. They had a daughter, Eva Mattes, who became an actress herself.

Some years later she returned to Germany, where she had smaller parts in succesful movies like "Der tolle Bomberg" (1957). In 1974 she appeared in Rainer Fassbinder's "Angst essen Seele auf". She also worked for television.

Sources
Porträt der Schauspielerin Margit Symo by Thomas Staedeli
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo? - Teil 2 -, Weitere Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1997
Internet Movie Database
Margit Symo – Wikipedia

Images

Margit Symo.
(1939-1940)

 

Margit Symo.
(1941-1944)

 

The grave of Margit Symo at the Nordfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (30 Aug 2009)

 


Symonds, John Addington

Published: 26 Sep 2009
Last update: 26 Sep 2009