Blanche Aubry

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Honorary grave of the actress Blanche Aubry and her husband, the actor and animal rights activist Götz Langheim

Blanche Aubry (born February 21, 1921 in Les Breuleux ; † March 9, 1986 in Vienna ) was a Swiss actress .

The daughter of the watchmaker Abel Pierre Louis was trained as an actress in Basel and was engaged as a dancer at the local theater from 1939 and as a singer and actress from 1941 to 1945.

This was followed by appearances at the Theater am Central Zurich and in programs at the Cabaret Fédéral and Cabaret Cornichon as well as at the Komödie Basel . There she met the co-founder of the Comedy Basel, the actor Leopold Biberti , who became her partner and frequent stage partner.

Theater in Vienna

She then moved to Vienna, where she initially worked at the Theater in der Josefstadt and finally belonged to the Burgtheater ensemble from 1959 to 1986 . Here she made her debut in Fritz Hochwälder's Thursday and was best known as a salon lady in conversation pieces. Aubry played in Ionesco's The King dies (1964), Max Frisch's Triptych (1980) and in the world premiere of Václav Havel's Das Berghotel (1981).

Particularly successful, she worked as a musical actress , for example, in April 1963 for the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's musical " Candide " in German. In the radio editing and direction by Marcel Prawy with the orchestra and choir of Radio Vienna and the musical direction of Samuel Krachmalnick, in addition to Aubry u. a. her Burgtheater colleague Heinrich Schweiger , sang Mimi Coertse and Rudolf Christ . In 1968 she gave the Dulcinea in Mitch Leigh's Der Mann von La Mancha with Josef Meinrad and Fritz Muliar , and in 1970 the conférencier in Kander / Ebbs Cabaret .

At the Salzburg Festival in 1961 she played the witch in Goethe's Faust and in 1971 Melanie Galattis in Hofmannsthal's Der Unbrechlichen .

In 1967 the composer and pianist Friedrich Gulda set some of Christian Morgenstern's gallows songs to music, which were then sung by Blanche Aubry and Georg Kreisler and accompanied by him and published on an LP.


In 1968 she received the Josef Kainz Medal of the City of Vienna and in 1979 the title of Austrian Chamber Actress . In 1986 she became an honorary member of the Burgtheater. She only took on a few roles in film and television.

She received an honorary grave in the Vienna Central Cemetery (group 40, number 127). In 1998 the Blanche-Aubry-Weg in Vienna- Döbling (19th district) was named after her.

Blanche Aubry was married to the German actor Götz von Langheim since 1959 .


  • 1942: The haunted house
  • 1946: Matura trip
  • 1955: Police Wäckerli
  • 1959: Café Odeon
  • 1963: fireworks
  • 1965: The love carousel . 4th episode: Lolita
  • 1965: The raspberry picker
  • 1966: The Knight of the Miracle
  • 1970: The Black Count (series)
  • 1972: Fritz Muliar Schau (series)
  • 1974: Perahim - the second chance
  • 1974: La dernière carte
  • 1981: Stories from the Vienna Woods
  • 1983: The golden shoes


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