Weiser, Grete

BORN 27 Feb 1903, Hannover, Niedersachsen - DIED 2 Oct 1970, Bad Tölz, Bayern: Krankenhaus
REAL NAME Nowka, Grethe Ella Dorothea Margarethe
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof Heerstrasse, Trahkener Allee 1, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (Feld 18-L-228/229 (Ehrengrab))

Grete Weiser was born as Grethe Nowka and grew up in Dresden. She married a sugar merchant from Austria, Josef Weiser. In 1922 they had a son, Günther. Her husband had several affairs during the marriage and Grete started building herself a career as an actress. In 1927 she had her first minor part in a movie.

In 1934 she divorced her husband and she started an affair with Hermann Schwerin, the chief of production at the UFA studio's in Berlin. As an actress she had her big break in 1937 in "Die Göttliche Jette". More movies followed, but mostly she received minor parts.

In 1948 she met Ida Ehre who gave her the main part in "Das Kuckucksei" on the stage in Hamburg. They cooperated several times and became close friens. In 1958 she finally married Hermann Schwerin. In 1970 she and her husband died from a car accident.

Related persons
• was a friend of Ehre, Ida

• Aubert, Joachim, Handbuch der Grabstätten berühmten Deutscher, Österreicher und Schweizer, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München, 1973
Baedeker Berlin, Baedeker Verlag, Stuttgart, 1994
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005


The grave of Grethe Weiser at Friedhof Heerstrasse, Berlin.
Picture by androom (25 Aug 2006)


Grete Weiser.
Picture by Foto Binz


Weisgerber, Antje

Published: 7 Nov 2010
Last update: 18 Dec 2010