Annie Rosar

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Annie Rosar

Annie Rosar (born May 17, 1888 in Vienna ; † August 5, 1963 there ) was an Austrian theater and film actress .


Grave of Annie Rosar in the Vienna Central Cemetery, 33A-1-26 (Dec. 2014)

Annie Rosar was the daughter of the tram conductor Michael Rosar and his wife Agnes, nee Mikula. She attended a girls' high school and then the Academy for Performing Arts in Vienna, then the Academy for Dramatic Art in Milan .

In 1910 she made her debut at the Josef Jarnos comedy theater in Vienna. In 1911 she played in Munich at the local art theater and the theater. In 1917 Annie Rosar appeared at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg as a teenage heroine.

This was followed by an engagement at the Vienna Burgtheater from 1918 to 1923 and at the Theater in der Josefstadt from 1925 to 1938 . Encouraged by Max Reinhardt , she changed roles and developed into a popular popular actress . From 1939 to 1942 and from 1947 to 1951 she played mostly comic roles at the Vienna Volkstheater . After the Second World War , she mainly worked on radio, film and television.

She was often seen in the films with Hans Moser as a wife, as in Unkissed You Shouldn't Go to Sleep or in Black and White , as a housekeeper, as in Travel Acquaintance or Der Herr Kanzleirat , and as the dangerous mother-in-law of a doctor portrayed by Heinz Rühmann as in Schäm you, Brigitte , known today under the title We'll rock the child . Occasionally she also took on more serious roles, such as in Little Peter, Big Worries or The Embezzled Heaven . In the film The Third Man she played a minor supporting role; together with Paul Hörbiger, she embodied a porter couple. Annie Rosar celebrated her last successes in the theater with classical recitations and on television in the one-person play Langusten .

Annie Rosar married the Swiss export merchant Max Walser in 1907, with whom she lived in Milan for a long time. After the divorce, she married Dr. Franz Rebicek, but this marriage too was divorced. Her only son from her first marriage died in World War II.

Her honorary grave is located in the Vienna Central Cemetery (Group 33A, Row 1, Grave 26). In 1997, the Annie-Rosar-Weg in Vienna- Donaustadt (22nd district) was named after her.


Filmography (selection)


Web links

Commons : Annie Rosar  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. Dr. KS: Anni Rosar as an armchair woman. “Stadtpark” is filmed . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna October 12, 1950, p. 5 , middle right ( - the open online archive - digitized).