Marischka, Hubert

BORN 27 Aug 1882, Wien - DIED 4 Dec 1959, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 66, Reihe 10, Nummer 1A)

Hubert Marischka was the son of Jiri Marischka, a carpenter who became a purveyor to the court. Ernst Marischka was his brother. Hubert took singing lessons and started his career in 1904 as an operetta singer at the theatre in Sankt Pölten. He held acting engagements in Brünn and Mannheim before he appeared in Vienna at the Carltheater in 1908. In 1907 he married Lizzy Léon, the daughter of librettist Victor Léon. They had three children.

He was very successful at the Theater an der Wien, where he also worked as a director, specifically in the field of opera. His wife Lizzt died in 1918 and in 1921 he married Lilly Karczag. In 1923 he became the manager of the Theater an der Wien and he held this position until 1935. In 1926 he became the manager of the Raimundtheater as well. At the end of the 1920s he sang at the State Opera in Vienna in "Einde Nacht in Venedig".

He had first acted in silent movies between 1913 and 1918 and in 1932 he resumed his movie career. From 1941 onwards he directed movies, including "Wir bitten zum Tanz" (1941), "Der Miesterdetektiv" (1943) and "Der Herr Kanzleirat" (1948). He also wrote screenplays and in 1951 he was an actor in "Die Csardasfürstin".

He had divorced Lilly in 1939 and during the war he was married to a woman named Juliane for a short time. In 1946 Trude Basch-Havel became his fourth and final wife. He died in 1959 in Vienna.

• Son: Marischka, Franz
• Wife: Léon, Lizzy (1907-1918)
• Wife: Karczag, Lilly (1921-1939)
• Wife: Havel, Trude (1946-1959)

Related persons
• cooperated with Fischer, Betty
• cooperated with Holzschuh, Lizzi
• cooperated with Karczag, Wilhelm
• is brother/sister of Marischka, Ernst

28/2/1924First performance of Emmerich Kálmán's operetta "Gräfin Mariza". It took place in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. [Fischer, Betty][Moser, Hans][Waldemar, Richard]
26/3/1926First performance of Emmerich Kálmán's operetta "Die Zirkusprinzessin". The performance took place in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. [Fischer, Betty][Moser, Hans][Waldemar, Richard][Zwerenz, Mizzi]


The grave of Hubert Marischka and Trude Havel at the Hietzing Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2014)


Hubert Marischka – Wikipedia

Markart, Annie

Published: 31 Aug 2021
Last update: 03 Apr 2022