Fred Liewehr

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Fred Liewehr (born June 17, 1909 in Neutitschein ; † July 19, 1993 in Vienna ) was an Austrian theater and film actor , chamber actor , operetta singer (tenor) and festival director . From 1933 he belonged to the ensemble of the Vienna Burgtheater .


He attended the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna in 1930/31 and was hired by Max Reinhardt as an apprentice at the Theater in der Josefstadt in 1931 . From 1933 he played at the Vienna Burgtheater . In 1969 he became an honorary member there and in 1981 a doyen . From 1979 to 1980 he was, as the successor to Herbert Alsen (1906–1978), director of the Burgenland Festival and as such for two seasons director of the Mörbisch Lake Games and the Forchtenstein Castle Games . He also appeared at the Vienna Volksoper and at the Salzburg Festival and acted in numerous films.

He was married to the chamber singer Martha Rohs (1909–1963). His son Florian Liewehr (1945-2014) was also an actor.

Fred Liewehr is buried in an honorary grave in Vienna's Südwestfriedhof (group 3, row 2, number 16). Fred-Liewehr-Gasse in the 13th district of Hietzing in Vienna was named after him in 1995 , and was numbered the wrong way round - i.e. the odd numbers on the right. The Martha-Rohs-Weg has been named after his wife in Hietzing since 2009 .


Literature, video

  • -, Thomas Bogensberger (design): Fred Liewehr. I about myself . Portrait. TV broadcast, August 4, 1991. 1 video cassette, VHS , 59 min, lp , color. ORF FS2, s. l. 1991.
  • Traute Richter , Peter Biele (Ed.): That's it, my dear ones. Trust Richter, the Dresden actress in her letters. Volume 2, first edition. Dingsda-Verlag, Querfurt 1999, ISBN 3-928498-65-7 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Burgenland Festival: Four venues - two directors . In: Burgenland freedom . XLIX. Year, No. 10/1979, p. 45 and The Burgenland Festival are on a new basis . In: Burgenland freedom . L. year, No. 47/1980, p. 48.
  2. - Burg actor Florian Liewehr has died . Article dated December 9, 2014, accessed December 9, 2014.


  1. No even orientation numbers were assigned to this traffic area .
predecessor Office successor
Herbert Alsen Director of the Mörbisch Seefestspiele
(Successor) Franziska Schurli