German actresses who deceased in 1987

Here are 5 famous actresses from Germany died in 1987:

Hertha von Walther

Hertha von Walther (June 12, 1903 Hildesheim-April 12, 1987 Munich) a.k.a. Rosa Walter, Hertha Walther von Walther, Hertha Stern und Walther von Monbary, Hertha von Walter or Herta von Walther was a German actor.

She made her acting debut at the age of 16 in a stage production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". She went on to have a successful career in both theater and film, appearing in over 50 productions throughout her career. Von Walther was known for her versatility and ability to portray a wide range of characters, from dramatic to comedic roles. She was also known for her work as a voice actress, dubbing foreign films into German. During World War II, she was briefly imprisoned by the Gestapo for her anti-Nazi views. After the war, she continued to act and also taught acting in Munich. Von Walther was highly respected in the German theater community and received numerous honors for her contributions to the arts.

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Hannelore Schroth

Hannelore Schroth (January 10, 1922 Berlin-July 7, 1987 Munich) a.k.a. Hannelore Schroth-Haak, Hannelore Schroth-Haack or Hannelore Emilie Käte Grete Schroth was a German actor, singer and voice actor. Her children are called Hans Hass Jr., Christoph Köster and Christoph Raddatz.

She began her acting career at the age of 17, with a small role in the film "Mädchen in Uniform" (Girls in Uniform) in 1931. She went on to star in over 80 films, including "Münchhausen" (1943), "Der Engel mit der Posaune" (The Angel with the Trumpet) (1948) and "Matto regiert" (Madness Rules) (1949). In addition to her film work, Schroth also appeared in numerous stage productions and television films. She was known for her versatility and ability to portray a wide range of characters. Schroth received many awards throughout her career, including the Bambi Award for Best Actress in 1960. She passed away in Munich in 1987, at the age of 65.

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Berta Drews

Berta Drews (November 19, 1901 Tempelhof-April 10, 1987 Berlin) a.k.a. Drews, Berta, Berta Helene Drews or Bertha Drews was a German actor and singer. She had two children, Jan George and Götz George.

Born in Tempelhof, Germany in 1901, Berta Drews’ passion for acting and singing developed at a young age. She began her career as a stage actress in Berlin in the 1920s, and soon transitioned to film with her debut in the 1930 drama “Dreyfus”. Over the next few decades, she appeared in over 70 films, including “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen”, “The Devil Strikes at Night” and “My Daughter Patricia”.

In addition to her acting career, Drews was also an accomplished singer, performing in operettas and musical revues. Her talents extended to television in the 1960s and 1970s, where she appeared in popular German programs such as “Tatort” and “Der Kommissar”.

Drews’ legacy in the entertainment industry lives on through her children, Jan and Götz George, both of whom pursued successful acting careers in their own right. Berta Drews passed away in Berlin in 1987, leaving behind a rich artistic and cultural legacy.

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Anny Ondra

Anny Ondra (May 15, 1903 Tarnów-February 28, 1987 Hollenstedt) also known as Anna Sophie Ondrakova, Any Ondra, A. Ondráková, Anny Ondráková, Anna Ondráková or Anna Sophie Ondráková was a German actor and film producer.

Anny Ondra began her acting career in Germany in the 1920s, appearing in both silent films and talkies. Her breakthrough role was in the 1929 film "Pandora's Box" directed by G.W. Pabst. She went on to appear in several popular films throughout the 1930s, working with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Carl Lamac.

In 1933, Ondra married professional boxer Max Schmeling, whom she had met while filming the movie "Tingel-Tangel". The couple remained married until Ondra's death in 1987.

Ondra was known for her unique voice, which had a distinctive accent due to her Polish heritage. Because of this, her voice was dubbed in some of her English-language films.

After retiring from acting in the 1950s, Ondra became a film producer and worked on several successful films. She was also a keen equestrian and owned several horses.

Despite her success in films, Ondra's personal life was often overshadowed by scandals and controversies. In 1930, she was involved in a publicized court case in which she was accused of shooting and killing her lover, but was ultimately acquitted.

Anny Ondra passed away on February 28, 1987 in Hollenstedt, Germany at the age of 83.

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Hilde Weissner

Hilde Weissner (July 3, 1909 Szczecin-May 30, 1987 Braunau am Inn) also known as Hildegard Margot Helene Weißbrodt was a German actor.

Hilde Weissner began her acting career in the 1930s and quickly gained popularity in German films. She appeared in a number of notable films throughout her career, such as "Munchhausen" (1943) and "The Captain from Köpenick" (1956). In addition to her film work, Weissner also performed on stage in both Germany and Austria. However, her career was interrupted by World War II and she spent some time in a Soviet prison camp. She returned to acting after the war and was awarded the National Prize of East Germany in 1954. Later in her career, Weissner also worked as a voice actress, notably lending her voice to the German dub of Disney's "101 Dalmatians" (1961). She passed away in 1987 at the age of 77.

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