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Wolf Albach-Retty

Wolf Albach-Retty (28 May 1906 as Wolfgang Helmuth Albert Albach – 21 February 1967) was a Vienna-born Austrian actor. He had a daughter with German actress Magda Schneider named Romy Schneider.

Albach-Retty was the son of actress Rosa Albach-Retty and K. u. K. officer Karl Albach. He trained at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and at the age of twenty played his first role at the Vienna Burgtheater.

He was a young man when he first appeared in a silent film role in 1927. In 1933 Albach-Retty became a patron member of the SS[1] and in 1940 he joined the NSDAP.[2]

During the Third Reich, he made romance films and musicals. In 1936 he married Magda Schneider and temporarily took up German citizenship.

After World War II, his acting career soured as his past successes were no longer remembered and he was only able to find supporting acting roles in films. He returned to the Burgtheater and starred in, among other things, Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler. By that time he was into his second marriage to actress Trude Marlen. His body is buried in Vienna's Central Cemetery.

Filmography

References

Further reading

  • Oliver Rathkolb: Führertreu und gottbegnadet: Künstlereliten im Dritten Reich. Österreichischer Bundesverlag, Wien, 1991, ISBN 3-215-07490-7, pp. 235–236 (* footnote 674, p. 285, source: AdR, Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur. Karton 12. Sammelakten 1946. ZI. 12 B.K./46).
  • Ernst Klee: Das Kulturlexikon zum Dritten Reich: Wer war was vor und nach 1945. S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main, 2007, ISBN 3-10-039326-0, p. 12.

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Aeiou Encyclopedia (German)
  • Central Cemetery
  • Photos of Wolf Albach-Retty

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