Käthe Gold

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Käthe Gold , actually Katharina Stephanie Gold (born February 11, 1907 in Vienna ; † October 11, 1997 there ), was an Austrian actress.

Live and act

The daughter of a Viennese locksmith's assistant completed an acting training at the Academy for Music and Performing Arts Vienna . However, she made her debut as a child in Puccini's Madame Butterfly at the Vienna State Opera . Her first appearance as a "real" actress was in 1926 as Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew . Until 1927 she was engaged at the Stadttheater Bern . Further stations were the Lobe Theater in Breslau and the Münchner Kammerspiele from 1928 to 1931 , where she was engaged until 1935. In 1932 she came to Berlin, where she stayed until 1944. Here she had her breakthrough and celebrated her greatest successes at the State Theater : as Gretchen in Goethe's Faust , as Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet and as Nora in Ibsen's Nora or Ein Puppenheim . In 1944 Käthe Gold moved to Zurich, in 1947 to Vienna at the Burgtheater and Akademietheater, where she also enjoyed great success.

In the film she acted as Alkmene in Amphitryon - Happiness Comes from the Clouds (1935), Das Fräulein von Barnhelm (1940) and after the war in Wolfgang Staudte's Rose Bernd (1957) and Hans-Jürgen Syberberg's Karl May (1974). In 1985 she said goodbye to the stage.

Käthe Gold died in 1997 at the age of 90. She was buried in the Sieveringer Friedhof (group 29, row 5, number 9) in Vienna.

In 2016, the Käthe-Gold-Weg in Vienna- Döbling (19th district) was named after her.

Theater and filmography



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  1. The date of death October 11, 1997 name z. B. IMDb, the Austria Lexicon from aeiou, the dtv Theater Lexicon as well as Adolf Heinzlmeier and Berndt Schulz: Lexicon of German film and TV stars . The date of death November 10, 1997 can be found in Kay Less : The large personal dictionary of the film and Ulrich Liebe (Ed.): From Adorf to Ziemann. The Bibliography of Actor Biographies 1900-2000 . However, in the October 20, 1997 edition of Spiegel there is a reference that Käthe Gold died on October 11 in Vienna.
  2. knerger.de: The grave of Käthe Gold
  3. a b List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to the Republic of Austria from 1952 (PDF; 6.9 MB)