Hellberg, Ruth

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 2 Nov 1906, Berlin - DIED 26 Apr 2001, Feldafing, Bayern
REAL NAME Holl, Ruth
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Straße 57 (008-144)

Ruth Hellberg was the illegitimate daughter of director Fritz Holl and actress Margarethe Hellberg. She debuted in 1923 at the Landestheater in Meiningen. Af that she worked in Hamburg where she met Gustaf Gründgens and at the Kammerspiele in Munich. Other stations were Königsberg, Leipzig and Vienna. From 1938 to 1945 she was engaged at the State Theatre in Berlin under the direction of Gustaf Gründgens.

From a love affair with the actor Oskar Homolka she had a daughter, Christine, who died young. With Fritz Landshoff she had a son, Andreas. In 1933 she made her movie debut in "Was wissen denn Männer". In 1934 she married the actor and director Wolfgang Liebeneiner, who divorced her in 1944 to marry Hilde Krahl. Her biggest film succes was in "Yvette" (1938) that was directed by Liebeneiner and included Zarah Leander and Heinrich Georg in its cast.

After the Second World War she mostly worked in the theatre in Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Munich and other cities. She died in 2001 in Feldafing near Munich and was buried in Berlin.

Related persons
• knew Gottschalk, Joachim
• cooperated with Gründgens, Gustaf

Images

Ruth Hellberg.
(1939-1940)

 

The grave of Ruth Hellberg at the Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2020)

 

Sources
Ruth Hellberg – Wikipedia


Hellmesberger, Georg (junior)

Published: 01 Apr 2021
Last update: 02 Apr 2021