Hedda Koppé

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Hedda Koppé (1934)

Hedda Koppé (born December 7, 1896 in Biel as Hedwig Kopp ; † April 20, 1990 ) was a Swiss actress .


Hedwig Kopp became a teacher and studied literature at the University of Bern . She had her first engagement as an actress at the Stadttheater Bern , after which she became a member of the ensemble of the Bernese Heimatschutztheater . During the First World War , she moved to Kaiserslautern . Via the Stadttheater St. Gallen she then took on her next engagement at the Vienna Academy Theater , where Minna von Barnhelm was her greatest success. She then returned to Switzerland, to the Hertenstein open-air theater .

In 1922, Kopp tried to find a job in the United States . She toured the country as a solo entertainer, starred in silent films, and appeared in Chicago and New York . When she moved to Canada , she took the stage name Hedda Koppé . After she returned to Switzerland, she married, went back to work as a teacher, and rarely performed.

In 1954 Hedda Koppé was hired to play the role of the Glunggen farmer in Franz Schnyder's Gotthelf film Uli der Knecht . She also starred in the sequel Uli the tenant from 1955. In 1958, she received the City of Zurich Film Award for portraying the Glunggen farmer . In the same year she played the ammännin in Die Käserei in Vehfreude , and in 1960 the midwife in Anne Bäbi Jowäger , both of which were further Gotthelf adaptations by Schnyder. In addition, she occasionally played in the theater and for television.


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  1. stadt-zuerich.ch (PDF; 2.3 MB): City Archives Zurich VB c.64, files of the presidential department (until 1995) 3. Cultural maintenance of the city of Zurich