Dolores Schmidinger

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Dolores Schmidinger (2004)

Dolores "Dolly" Schmidinger (actually: Maria-Dolores Andics-Schmidinger ; born September 21, 1946 in Vienna ) is an Austrian actress and cabaret artist .


Dolores Schmidinger came into contact with operettas as a child , as her father worked as an opera and operetta singer in the 1950s. a. at the Vienna Volksoper .

During her apprenticeship as a beautician, she began training at the Krauss drama school . She started her career on Vienna stages at the age of 17 in Viennese cellar theaters. In the 1964/65 season she demonstrated her talent in Bronners Kabarett Theater am Kärntnertor and surprised her male colleagues with her comedic talent. This paved the way for her to numerous cabaret shows on television.

Leon Epp engaged her at the Vienna Volkstheater . There she belonged to the famous Nestroy Ensemble under Gustav Manker and played alongside Heinz Petters , Hilde Sochor , Brigitte Swoboda , Rudolf Strobl and Herbert Propst as well as in world premieres by Peter Turrini ( Rozznjogd , Die Wirtin , Der madste Tag ) under the Directed by Bernd Fischerauer .

Dolores Schmidinger made her film debut in 1970 in Frau Wirtin now drives it even better . In addition to a few other roles in film and television, she was mainly active on stage. She proved her versatility as a singer, cabaret artist and director and made her big breakthrough in 1990 with her cabaret program With the Guns (l) n a woman . The artist was able to record another great success with her Operation Punschkrapferl program . In this context, the critics spoke of [...] outstanding comedic ability as well as (socio-political) critical accuracy [...] .

In the 2008/2009 season she staged - as the third operetta after the beggar student and the gypsy baron  - the bird dealer in the Großer Haus at the Linz State Theater , where she herself slips into the role of a professor (for the duet "I am the vice dean").

In addition to her job as an artist, Schmidinger is committed to combating violence and xenophobia as well as helping AIDS and others. a. as a model for a poster campaign entitled Be so sweet . The actors were photographed naked. She has her experiences with bulimia in her book Get it out! processed.


Dolores Schmidinger has two daughters, Therese (* 1979) with the director Helmut Froschauer and Sophie (* 1982) from his second marriage to Eric Andics (son of the Austrian journalist Hellmut Andics ). Her daughter Sophie Andics made her grandmother in 2000 through the birth of her son Leo. Schmidinger was married four times.

Cabaret and programs

  • Cucumbers have no tears , 1977, Konzerthaus , Vienna
  • When i go , 1977
  • Always bins i , 1988, kuk Theater, Vienna
  • With a woman's gun (l) n , 1990
  • Die nackte Matrone 2 1/2 , 1992 Rabenhof Theater , Vienna (subsequent tour through the federal states)
  • Onkel Dai's toilet door - bizarre newspaper reports and own texts, 1994, Rabenhof Theater
  • Heil ist geil , 1995, Rabenhof Theater, Vienna (subsequent tour through the federal states)
  • Domina on sale , 1997, backdrop , Vienna (subsequent tour through the federal states)
  • The attempt of the old lady (Best of) , 1999, backdrop, Vienna
  • In the beginning was the 'word' , 2000, backdrop, Vienna (played until December 7, 2001)
  • Operation Punschkrapferl , 2002, Vindobona
  • The dropout , 2003, Vindobona
  • naughty , 2003, Vindobona
  • Why call me Dolores , 2006
  • Finally addiction-free! , 2009, directed by Robert Mohor
  • I was over there , 2011, backdrop


From 1965 as a member of the Volkstheater , Vienna:

From 1979 as a member of the Theater in der Josefstadt , Vienna:

Wiener Kammerspiele :


Operetta productions

Movie and TV


  • Out with it! Bulimia, an autobiographical guide , Orac, Vienna 1998
  • I didn't count them, A naughty biography , Kremayr & Scheriau KG, Vienna, 2012
  • In bed with the devil: a Viennese crime thriller , Amalthea Verlag, Vienna 2014, ISBN 978-3-85002-891-2


Web links

Commons : Dolores Schmidinger  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. In an interview with the dramaturge Judith Deak from the Linz State Theater, the artist said that her father sang Adam in the bird dealer in the 1950s , but also played the role of one of the zoology professors (the little worms) - this would come full circle. While her school friends listened to rock 'n' roll, she herself studied her father's operetta piano reductions, and since her long-term memory becomes fresher with increasing age, this is very present. Landestheater Linz newspaper from November 2008.