Obonya, Hanns

BORN 16 Jan 1922, Wien - DIED 27 May 1978, Wien
BIRTH NAME Obonya, Johannes
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 16, Nummer 58)

Hanns Obonya played smaller parts in movies from an early age. In the 1950s he was engaged by the theatre in Graz where he played the title part in "Kain" by Anton Wildgans in 1951. He moved to the Burgtheater in Vienna where he performed in a broad reoertoire, including Shakespeare, Raimund and Nestroy. In 1963 he was in Dürrenmatt's "Die Physiker" at the Akademietheater.

During the 1960s he appeared in television productions in Austria and Germmany and he performed frequently at the Festspiele in Salzburg. In Hoffmannthal's "Jedermann" he played the poor neighbour for several years.

He was married to the actress Elisabeth Orth, who was a daughter of Paula Wessely and Attila Hörbiger. His son Cornelius Obonya (b.1969) became an actor as well.


The grave of Hanns Obonya at the Hietzinger Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (25 Aug 2016)


Hanns Obonya – Wikipedia

O'Brien, James Bronterre

Published: 06 Feb 2022
Last update: 20 Apr 2022