Waldemar, Richard

ACTOR, OPERETTA SINGER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 3 May 1869, Wien - DIED 27 Dec 1946, Wien
BIRTH NAME Kramer, Richard
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 12, Nummer 144)

Richard Waldemar worked for the railways for a while before he directed his attentions to the stage. He took acting lessons at theaterschule Otto in Vienna and he debuted in 1890 in Troppau (Opava). He also worked in Wiesbaden and Munich befoere he returned to Vienna in 1893. There he worked in the Theater an der Josedstadt, the Ronacher, the theater an der Wien and other theatres. He also appeared in films between 1913 and 1940 and made recordings.

In 1939 he received the Ehrenring (ring of honour) of the City of Vienna. In 1944 Joseph Goebbels put him on the Gottbegnadeten-Liste, the list of artists that were exempted from service in the army. He died in 1946 in Vienna. A park was named after him in Vienna and a bust of him was placed there.

Events
28/2/1924First performance of Emmerich Kálmán's operetta "Gräfin Mariza". It took place in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. [Fischer, Betty][Marischka, Hubert]
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][Marischka, Hubert][Zwerenz, Mizzi]

Images

The grave of Richard Waldemar at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna.
Picture by androom (15 Aug 2006)

 

Sources
Richard Waldemar – Wikipedia


Waldmüller, Katharina

Published: 27 Feb 2022
Last update: 27 Feb 2022