Varndal, Walter

BORN 27 Jun 1901, Wien - DIED 24 Apr 1993, Baden, Niederösterreich (near Wien)
BIRTH NAME Vancsa, Walter Jakob Paul
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 07, Nummer 17)

Walter Varndal was the son of a Hofrat (court councillor). After the First World War he attended the Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. In 1920 he debuted on the stage in Aachen. He worked for several years in the provinces before he returned to Vienna in the mid 1920s. Robert Wiene gave him a few small parts in three of his movies. After that he held an engagement in Berlin.
He married the actress Hilde Körber, but the marriage ended in a divorce and in 1929 she married the director Veit Harlan.

In the early 1930s he was back in Vienna where he worked at the Neuen Wiener Schauspielhaus and at the Wiener Werkel cabaret that was co-founded by him. After the war he worked at the Theater in der Josefstadt. In the 1950s he appeared in many films, mostly in smaller parts. the last years of his life he lived in an artist's home in Baden near Vienna. There he died in 1993.

• Wife: Körber, Hilde (divorce or separation)


The grave of Walter von Varndal at the Hietzing Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2014)


Walter Varndal – Wikipedia

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Published: 20 Feb 2022
Last update: 01 Apr 2022