Rosemarie Fendel

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Rosemarie Fendel in the radio play studio (1986)

Rosemarie Fendel (born April 25, 1927 in Koblenz-Metternich ; † March 13, 2013 in Frankfurt am Main ) was a German actress , dubbing and radio play speaker who occasionally worked as a screenwriter , theater director and acting teacher.


After taking acting lessons with Maria Koppenhöfer , Rosemarie Fendel made her debut as a theater actress in Munich in 1947 . Further engagements in Düsseldorf, Tübingen, Frankfurt and at the Schillertheater (Berlin) followed. In addition, she appeared in film and television productions and also wrote scripts for films and television games.

From 1948 Rosemarie Fendel also worked extensively in dubbing. For a long time she became the German standard dubbing voice for Elizabeth Taylor (among others in Cleopatra , Die Hour der Komödianten or Entebbe ) and Jeanne Moreau (among others in The Bride wore black or Viva Maria! ) . She also lent her voice to Gina Lollobrigida in Love, Bread and Fantasy , Simone Signoret in Die Teuflischen or Angie Dickinson in The Shadow of the Giant . In the episode Columbo - gossip can be fatal (original title: Requiem for a Falling Star , 1972) she was the dubbing voice for Anne Baxter .

She was also a very busy radio play speaker. Her best-known roles included the portrayal of Steve Temple in the eight-part production Paul Temple and the Conrad case , which Bayerischer Rundfunk produced in 1959 under the direction of Willy Purucker . It was the only Paul Temple radio play that the BR produced.

Rosemarie Fendel's first marriage was to the actor and director Hans von Borsody . Their daughter Suzanne von Borsody , who was born in this marriage, is also an actress. Fendel lived with the director Johannes Schaaf for a long time . In 1980/1981 she went to the Schauspiel Frankfurt , where Schaaf was the artistic director and the co-determination theater was about to end.

In addition to her work as an actress, Fendel also worked on literary and musical projects. She performed as a duo with Olaf Van Gonnissen (guitar); With Willy Freivogel (flute), Rainer Schumacher (clarinet) and Sigi Schwab (guitar) she designed a Goethe reading, with her daughter Suzanne von Borsody and the duo Freivogel / Schwab a Mascha Kaléko project.

Rosemarie Fendel died on March 13, 2013 after a short, serious illness at the age of 85 in her Frankfurt house. She last lived in Frankfurt-Höchst and was buried in the Höchst cemetery.



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  2. Died: Rosemarie Fendel. In: Der Spiegel 12/2013. March 18, 2013, p. 154 .;
  3. ^ Klaus Nerger: Rosemarie Fendel. In: April 24, 2019, accessed November 3, 2019 .
  4. Frank Conrad: It's gotten late. In: Deutschlandfunk-Kultur broadcast radio play and feature. October 2, 2005, accessed November 3, 2019 .