Moser, Hans

BORN 6 Aug 1880, Wien - DIED 19 Jun 1964, Wien
BIRTH NAME Julier, Johann
CAUSE OF DEATH lung cancer
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 C, Nummer 27)

Hans Moser was a son of the Hungarian sculptor Franz Julier (1838-1898) and his wife Serafina. His parents ran a milk shop at the Naschmarkt in Vienna. The court actor Josef Moser gave him speach lessons and Moser also became his stage name. He worked for travelling theatre companies until he was engaged at the Stadttheater in Reichenberg, Bohemia in 1897. In 1903 he was a able to obtain an engagement at the Theater in der Josefstast in Vienna under the direction of Josef Jarno. But he failed there and returned to the travelling theatre companies.

On 5 August 1911 he married Blanka Hirschler (1890-1974). In 1913 they had a daughter, Margarete. He had his first successes as a comedian at the St. Annahof in Vienna. He served in the First World War and was able to distract his comrades from the war with his comical talents. In 1923 he was engaged by Robert Stolz at the Ronachertheater and in 1925 Max Reinhardt engaged him once more at the Theater in der Josefstadt. He became one of Reinhardt's favourites and he accompanied Reinhardt to the USA in 1927-1928. He appeared in several silent movies and his first talkie was "Geld auf der Straße" in 1930.

During the nazi era he refused a divorce from his Jewish wife. In 1939 she was forced to emigrate to Hungary. His daugter emigrated to Argentina with her husband. He was so popular that he was able to continue his career despite his marriage. In 1944 he was put on the Gottbegnadeten-Liste of artists who wouldn't be sent to the war. After the war he lived with his wife again in Hietzing in Vienna. He continued his career and appeared at the theatre, in movies and on television. In 1961 he appeared in an Austrian television production of "Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald".

He died in 1964 in Vienna of lung cancer. His funeral at the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna was attended by Paula Wessely, Paul Hörbiger, Christiane Hörbiger and Franz Jonas. In 1974 Blanka was buried in the same grave.

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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][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][Marischka, Hubert][Waldemar, Richard][Zwerenz, Mizzi]


The grave of Hans Moser at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (20 Aug 2007)


Hans Moser – Wikipedia

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Published: 14 Aug 2022
Last update: 18 Aug 2022