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Born in Villach, Carinthia, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died in Scheuren bei Forch, Zürich, Switzerland
Birth NameHeide Marie Pia Nechansky

Mini Bio (1)

Heidemarie Hatheyer was an Austrian actress, singer and cabaret artist. She was born in Villach, Carinthia, Austria. After finishing high school she started to be a journalist but went instead to Vienna to play at the cabaret "Atelier am Naschmarkt". In 1936 she had her first stage engagement at the Theater an der Wien with Zarah Leander in "Axel an der Himmelstür" with music by Ralph Benatzky and lyrics by Paul Morgan and Hans Weigel.

In 1937 she worked at the Kammerspiele, Munich. And in 1942 an der Staatstheater Berlin. Luis Trenker discovered her for his film The Mountain Calls (1938) , in which she became the leading lady. After that she signed a contract with Tobis Films. She played in Wally of the Vultures (1940) and I accuse (1941). After the war, because of her acting in this last Nazi-propaganda film, she was forbidden to play in cinema. Nevertheless, she played on stage in Germany, Switzerland and Vienna. From 1949 she was allowed to play again in cinema and on TV. In 1952 she married the author Curt Riess.

In the 60s she got many awards. In 1984 she got the German Filmband in Gold for her work in the German cinema and in 1989 the Filmband in Gold for acting in 1989 "Martha Jellneck".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rudi Polt / rudipolt@aol.com

Spouse (2)

Curt Riess (1952 - 11 May 1990) ( her death)
Wilfried Feldhütter (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (14)

Two daughters: Veronika and Regine.
The actress Heidemarie Hatheyer made her first acting experiences at a Viennese cabaret.
It took nearly twenty years till she took part in a feature movie again with the title "Martha Jellneck" (0988), where she again had an impressive performance as a lonely old woman found an SS officer out.
She continued her career at the theater smoothly after the war, in movies she only appeared again from 1949.
In the 60's she more often worked for the television and of course at the theater where she worked her whole life.
In 1945, the Allied forces forbade Heidemarie Hatheyer to play in films, because of her work on Ich klage an. They allowed her to continue working at the theatre, and she played on stage in Germany, Switzerland and Vienna. After the ban was lifted in 1949, she could continue her film career successfully.
Heidemarie Hatheyer joined the Theater an der Wien in 1936.
After finishing high school she started as a journalist but she went to Vienna to play at the cabaret Atelier am Naschmarkt.
She was from 1960 to 1968 a member of the Burgtheater in Vienna. In 1984 she returned here as a guest.
She grew up in Klagenfurt, where her parents were later married for a time.
She was born from an extramarital liaison between Mary Feucht née Nechansky and Paul Hatheyer.
After the war she was forbidden to act in films for some years, because of her work in the Nazi propaganda film Ich klage an /I Accuse (1941, Wolfgang Liebeneiner). . This film was intended as a preparation and secret promotion for Hitler's euthanasia program.
She was awarded the Filmband in Gold twice, first in 1984 for lifetime achievement, and in 1989 for Best Actress in Martha Jellneck (1988, Kai Wessel).
She had two daughters from his first marriage, Veronica, and Regine, the latter has already died. Her granddaughter is also an actress.

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