Waldmüller, Lizzi

ACTOR, SINGER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 25 May 1904, Knittelfeld, Steiermark - DIED 8 Apr 1945, Wien
BIRTH NAME Waldmüller, Felicitas Karoline
CAUSE OF DEATH killed in air raid
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hadersdorf-Weidlingau Friedhof, 14., Friedhofstraße 12 (Gruppe 02, Reihe G, Nummer 14 (Ehrengrab))

Lizzi Waldmüller was the daughter of Wilhelm August Müller, the director of a company of traveling actors. She was educated in singing and acting in Inssbruck and Vienna and during the twenties she appeared in several theatres in Austria, debuting in 1926 in Innsbruck and also performing in Graz and Vienna.

In Germany she played in operettas, often with her Max Hansen at her side. It was widely believed at the time that they were married, but there is no evidence of a marriage. In Berlin she was very successful in "Viktoria und ihr Husar". Among her best known songs were "Ich bin die Frau, von der man spricht" and "Berliner Luft".

In 1934 she and Hansen went to Vienna. After they split up in 1938 she returned to Berlin. After several minor parts in movies starring Heinz Rühmann and Hans Albers, she got her break as Rachel in "Bel Ami". Several operetta films followed, among them "Frau Luna" (1941) and "Es lebe die Liebe" (1944).

In 1943 she moved back to Vienna. Her last movie was "Ein Mann wie Maximilian" (1945). She died in April 1945 when Vienna was bombed by the Russians.

Events
23/12/1930First performance in Vienna of Paul Abraham's operetta "Viktoria und ihr Husar". The operetta had already been performed in Budapest (21/2/1930) and Leipzig (7/7/1930), but many consider this performance the real premiere. It took place at the Theater an der Wien. 

Images

Lizzi Waldmüller.
(1941-1944)

 

The grave of Lizzi Waldmüller at the Hadersdorf-Weidlingau cemetery in Vienna.
Picture by androom (16 Aug 2006)

 

Lizzi Waldmüller.
(1941-1944)

 

Lizzi Waldmüller.
(1941-1944)
Picture by Foto Wesel, Berlin Film

 

Lizzi Waldmüller.
(1941-1944)
Picture by Foto Haenchen

 

Lizzi Waldmüller.
(1941-1944)
Picture by Foto Haenchen

 

Lizzi Waldmüller.
(1941-1944)
Picture by Tobis

 

Sources
Lizzi Waldmüller


Walewska, Maria

Published: 02 Sep 2006
Last update: 25 Jan 2022