She first attended a commercial school and came to Berlin, Vienna and Heidelberg as part of her training before she decided to become an actor. Kinz received four months of acting lessons at the theater school of the Münchner Kammerspiele with Friedrich Basil and made her debut in 1924 as Gretchen in Faust at the Stadttheater Zürich . In the same year she received an engagement at the State Theater in Munich.
In 1926 she made a guest appearance in New York. Further stage stations were the State Theater Berlin and in 1930 the State Theater Darmstadt. In 1933 she moved to Berlin permanently, where she appeared at the Berliner Kammerspiele, the Schillertheater and the Deutsches Theater . Guest performances have taken her to Vienna and Munich.
Franziska Kinz has been involved in feature films since the early thirties, where she embodied mostly down-to-earth, unshakable female characters. She was the title character as a mother in love in Frau Sixta (1938), an understanding stepmother in From First Marriage (1939) and a self-sacrificing single mother in the title role of The Waitress Anna (1941).
Until 1933 Franziska Kinz was in a relationship with the SPD member of the Reichstag (1930–1933) Carlo Mierendorff , who was arrested after the National Socialist seizure of power (so-called seizure of power ) and until 1938 'brought' to various concentration camps. Ms. Kinz, together with Emil Henk , Gerhart Pohl , Hella Jablonski and others, campaigned for Mierendorff's release from the Buchenwald concentration camp in 1938 for years - but nevertheless married the association official, journalist, book and film author Karl, who was close to the regime -Heinz Kaesbach (* 1908). The tragic drama of the relationship between Kinz and Mierendorff was encoded as a secondary line in the main plot of the Pohl novel "Fluchtburg", which was first published in 1955 (and was later partially clarified in the Carlo Mierendorff biography (1987) by Richard Albrecht : The militant social democrat Carlo Mierendorff 1897 to 1943 , Dietz, Berlin 1987 (= Internationale Bibliothek Bd. 124) ( ISBN 3-8012-1128-2 ); 1997 under the title alias Dr. Friedrich: Carlo Mierendorf - a temporary life filmed by Alfred Jungraithmayr ).
After the war she was able to continue her film career and developed intensive theater work with appearances in Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Frankfurt, among others. The convinced vegetarian was committed to animal welfare, supported the construction of an animal shelter in Innsbruck and was temporarily president of the Animal Welfare League. She made part of her family property in Tyrol available for the construction of a model settlement, where old people could spend their old age with their animals. She also wrote texts on healthy eating and living.
- 1929: Diary of a lost man
- 1930: fathers and sons
- 1932: Rasputin
- 1932: Tannenberg
- 1933: refugees
- 1933: Hitler Youth Quex
- 1934: Wilhelm Tell
- 1934: A seventeen year old
- 1935: Mazurka
- 1936: Standschütze Bruggler
- 1937: An enemy of the people
- 1938: Mrs. Sixta
- 1939: from first marriage
- 1940: In the shadow of the mountain
- 1941: The waitress Anna
- 1944: Nora
- 1945: I'll see you again
- 1950: Our Lady
- 1950: The violin maker from Mittenwald
- 1952: The beautiful Tölzerin
- 1953: Christina
- 1953: Trip to the Moselle from a heartache
- 1954: Senior physician Dr. Solm
- 1955: The girl from the rectory
- 1955: The forester boys
- 1956: Confessional secret
- 1956: Asparagus lifeguard
- 1956: Anastasia, the last daughter of the Tsar
- 1956: The shepherd's song from the Kaisertal
- 1958: An American in Salzburg
- 1958: Night nurse Ingeborg
- 1958: My whole heart is full of music
- 1958: ... and nothing but the truth
- 1959: The shepherd from Trutzberg
- 1959: Me and the cow (La vache et le prisonnier)
- 1959: Don't leave me alone on Sunday
- 1960: The veil fell ...
- Franziska Kinz in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Biography with photo
- Pictures by Franziska Kinz In: Virtual History
- according to IMDb : March 21
- Karl-Heinz Kaesbach . In: Der Spiegel . No. 39 , 1959 ( online ).
- Out of shame . In: Der Spiegel . No. 14 , 1962 ( online ).
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Kinz, Franziska Amalia (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian actress|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 21, 1897|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Kufstein|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 26, 1980|
|Place of death||Meran|