The son of Colonel Rudolf Rhomberg and his wife Maria, b. Parschalk, attended high school and worked as a dentist in Tyrol . Then he took acting lessons, including in 1946/47 with Helene Thimig at the Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna , made his debut in 1947 at the Vienna Burgtheater , played from 1948 to 1950 at Scala Vienna and in 1950 at the Volkstheater and in the Theater in der Josefstadt .
He then committed himself to Swiss and German theaters. In 1952/53 he was engaged at the Stadttheater Basel and the Schauspielhaus Zurich . In 1954 he moved to Munich, where he drew attention to himself at the Residenztheater as Habakuk in Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind , as Knieriem in Lumpazivagabundus and as city governor in Gogol's Der Auditor .
Soon after his debut as a stage actor, he was also discovered for film and worked primarily in films in the Federal Republic of Germany. The corpulent, moon-faced Rhomberg was only used in meaningless, sometimes tiny supporting roles for a long time. He only became known through the multi-part rascal stories after Ludwig Thoma 1964 to 1967. In it Rhomberg acted as the priest Falkenberg, called Kindlein (after his favorite words "Ihr Kindlein"), who was brought into anger with all sorts of pranks. In When Ludwig moves into maneuvers (1967) he also played the pastor's brother, Sergeant Josef Falkenberg. Ludwig auf Freiersfüßen (1969), the last Thoma adaptation, was dedicated to the person who had died the previous year and showed some of Rhomberg's best scenes as a pastor from the perspective of Ludwig's memories.
His grave is in Munich's Ostfriedhof .
- Georges Simenon : Maigret and the yellow dog . Processing: Gert Westphal . Director: Heinz-Günter Stamm . Prod .: BR 1961. (As audio book: Der Audio Verlag 2005. ISBN 978-3898133906 .)
- Kay Less : The film's great personal dictionary . The actors, directors, cameramen, producers, composers, screenwriters, film architects, outfitters, costume designers, editors, sound engineers, make-up artists and special effects designers of the 20th century. Volume 6: N - R. Mary Nolan - Meg Ryan. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-89602-340-3 , p. 502.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 1, 1920|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dornbirn|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 6, 1968|
|Place of death||Munich|