Neumann-Viertel, Elisabeth

BORN 5 Apr 1900, Wien - DIED 24 Dec 1994, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 0, Reihe 01, Nummer 104)

Elisabeth Neumann grew up in Vienna. She was trained as an actress by Otto Falckenberg and Kläre Weisenberg. She debuted at the Kammerspiele in Munich. In 1921 she appeared next to Elisabeth Bergner in "Einen Jux will er sich machen" by Johann Nestroy. From 1923 to 1933 she workeed for several theatres in Berlin. She made her film debut in 1926 in "Schwester Veronica" and in 1931 she portrayed a prostitute in Fritz Lang's "M".

In 1933 she returned to Vienna. After the anschluss of Austria to the German Reich in 1938 she left for England and from there for the USA. There she appeared on Broadway as well as in several movies. From 1940 she lived with Berthold Viertel and in 1949 they married ands returned to Europe. From the 1950s onwards she appeared frequently in television productions and her career lasted until the 1980s. She died in 1994 in Vienna.

• Husband: Viertel, Berthold (1949-1953)

Related persons
• was pupil of Falckenberg, Otto


The grave of Berthold Viertel and Elisabeth Viertel-Neumann at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2016)


Elisabeth Neumann – Wikipedia

Neumayer, Rudolf

Published: 19 Sep 2020
Last update: 18 Aug 2022