|ACTOR, SINGER (GERMANY)|
BORN 4 Nov 1899, Berlin - DIED 25 Dec 1993, Berlin|
BIRTH NAME Loeser, Blandine
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Waldfriedhof Dahlem, Hüttenweg 47, Steglitz-Zehlendorf (Feld 011-435 (Abt. 17 J 13) (Ehrengrab))
Daughter of the actress Margarete Wezel and pianist Gustav Loeser. She was adopted by the physician Dr. Ernst Ebinger. With eight years she was already on the stage in Leipzig. From 1913 onwards she worked at the theatres in Berlin.
She made her film debut in 1916 and in 1919 she was in F.W. Murnau's movie "Der Knabe in Blau". During the twenties she was famous for singing chansons, many of them written by her husband Friedrich Hollaender. They had a daughter, Philine.
In 1933 Hollaender had to leave Germany and he went to Paris with his second wife Hedi Schoop. In 1936/1937 Ebinger performed in Munich and Zürich, but then she moved to the USA. She had a hard time there and was given only minor parts. In 1946 she returned to Europe. After performing in Zürich she went back to Berlin, where she did theatre, movies and television. In 1965 she married publisher Helwig Hasenpflug. Between 1974 and 1982 she once more sang her chansons in Paris, Los Angeles and other cities.
Husband: Holländer, Friedrich (1919-1926) (divorce or separation)
knew Hasenclever, Walter