Kreysler, Dorit

BORN 5 Dec 1909, Mödling, Niederösterreich - DIED 16 Dec 1999, Graz, Steiermark
BIRTH NAME Kreisler, Dorothea Josephina Friederike Nicoletta
GRAVE LOCATION Graz, Steiermark: Katholischer Friedhof St. Peter, Petersgasse 67

Dorit Kreysler was the daughter of a cavalry colonel of the Austrian Empire. She may have been born in a field hospital in Budapest instead of in Mödling. The theatre critic advised her to pursue a stage career after he met her on a tram. She took acting lessons and dance lessons and first appeared in Czechoslovakia and Switzerland.

He first movie was "Freut Euch des Lebens" (1934) in which she replaced Renate Müller, who was ill. During the next years she played in further movies as well as in the theatre. From 1939 she mainly concentrated on films. In 1942 she appeared in "Wiener Blut" with Willy Fritsch and in 1943 in "Karneval der Liebe" with Johannes Heesters.

In 1945 she married Timothé Stuloff from Belarus and the first they after the war she gave birht to their daughter Anja. She divorced her husband in 1953. She contined her movie career after the war but in the 1950s she received smaller parts. After 1957 she returned to the stage and often appeared in her native Graz. She died there in 1999.

4/3/1939Reception attended by Adolf Hitler in the hall of the Staatsoper in Vienna. It was also attended by Manon Ehrfurt and Dorit Kreysler. 


Dorit Kreysler.


The grave of Dorit Kreysler at the Katholischer Friedhof St. Peter in Graz, Steiermark.
Picture by Androom (27 Aug 2023)


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Krieger, Arnold

Published: 20 Sep 2023
Last update: 01 Jan 2024