Mardayn, Christl

BORN 8 Dec 1901, Wien - DIED 23 Jul 1971, Wien
BIRTH NAME Mardayn, Anna Christina Maria
CAUSE OF DEATH heart failure
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 40, Nummer 028)

Christel Mardayn was the daughter of Oskar Maria Mardein, a clerk at a savings bank. She studied piano, dance and singing at the Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. In 1920 she debuted in "Die toten Augen" von Eugen d'Albert and she was contracted by the Volksoper in Vienna afterwards. In 1921 she joined the Raimundtheater. On 23 December 1921 she sang at the premiere of Kálmán's "Die Bajedere". In 1922 she was engaged at the Carltheater and in 1934 at the Theater in der Josefstadt. In 1934 she moved to the Deutsches Volkstheater.

She married the actor Hans Thimig in 1929 and from 1932 she appeared in films. In "Im weißen Rößl" (1938) she played the landlady. From 1939 to 1943 she was a member of the ensemble of the Theater in der Josephstadt and of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. After the Second World War she mostly performed on the stages of Vienna. By that time she was married to the businessman Paul Mühlbacher. In 1962 she was awarded the title of Professor and she taught at the Conservatory in Vienna. She died in 1971 in Vienna.

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23/12/1921First performance of Emmerich Kálmán's operetta "Die Bajadere" at the Carltheater in Vienna [Kartousch, Louise]


The grave of Christel Mardayn at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (20 Aug 2007)


Christl Mardayn – Wikipedia

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Published: 11 Feb 2022
Last update: 13 Feb 2022