Willy Fritsch (German Actor) Biography

Today we are going to talk about a person named Willy Fritsch. Willy Fritsch was known as a German theater and film actor. From the silent-film era to the early 1960s, Willy Fritsch was best known as a popular leading and character actor. So let's gather a little more information about Willy Fritsch.

The actor's full name is Wilhelm Egon Fritz Fritsch. Willy Fritsch was born on 27 January 1901 in Kattowitz, German Empire. Willy Fritsch died on 13 July 1973 in Hamburg, West Germany. Willy Fritsch died of a heart attack and was buried in Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg. Willy Fritsch was the only son of a factory owner in Kattowitz in the Prussian province of Silesia. After the bankruptcy of Willy Fritsch's father in 1912, his family moved to Berlin where he worked as an employee of the Fritsch sr Siemens-Schuckert Company.

Willy Fritsch originally planned an apprenticeship as a mechanic but soon resorted to the profession as an extra at the Großes Schauspielhaus Theater. From 1919 he attended Max Reinhart's School of Drama at the Duchess Theater, where Willy Fritsch entered with small roles and co-starred with Marlene Dietrich as an understudy at the time.

Marlene Dietrich made her film debut as an assistant in Miss 1920's Miss Venus, and three years later, in her mysterious adventure; Marlene Dietrich had her first significant engagement. His musical comedies also featured songs from popular German films written by Friedrich Holländer.

Willy Fritsch was one of the best paid actors in Germany in the late Weimar era and had a large fan base wherever Willy Fritsch appeared. Palm Court music was also composed for Willy Fritsch. In the mid-1930s, Willy Fritsch was a leading actor in very successful comedies, such as Amphitryon, directed by Reinhold Schünzel or Lucky Kids.

After the war, Willy Fritsch moved to Hamburg and continued to appear with Hildegard Knef in films such as The Film Without, as well as in many German blockbusters such as The Heath Is Green. Willy Fritsch was married to art dancer Dinah Grace in 1930, and Willy Fritsch had two sons. Thomas Fritsch, the youngest son of Willy Fritsch, is also a successful actor.

Filmography

Silent Films

1921
Miss Venus
Raid
Die kleine Midinette
Gelbstern

1922
Der Heiratsschwindler
Der blinde Passagier

1923
Hallig Hooge
His Mysterious Adventure
Die Fahrt ins Glück

1924
Mother and Child
Guillotine

1925
Express Train of Love
The Farmer from Texas
Dancing Mad
A Waltz Dream
The Girl with a Patron

1926
The Wooing of Eve
The Prince and the Dancer
The Boxer's Bride
Chaste Susanne
A Sister of Six

1927
The Last Waltz
His Late Excellency
The Woman in the Cupboard

1928
Guilty
Spies
Because I Love You
Docks of Hamburg
Hungarian Rhapsody

1929
Her Dark Secret
Woman in the Moon

Sound Films

1929
Melody of the Heart

1930
Waltz of Love
Hocus Pocus
The Three from the Filling Station
Burglars

1931
Her Grace Commands
In the Employ of the Secret Service
Der Kongress tanzt
Ronny

1932
The Cheeky Devil
A Mad Idea
A Blonde Dream
I by Day, You by Night

1933
Season in Cairo
Waltz War
Des jungen Dessauers große Liebe

1934
Die Töchter Ihrer Exzellenz
The Island
Prinzessin Turandot

1935
Amphitryon
Black Roses

1936
Boccacchio
Lucky Kids

1937
Men without a Fatherland
Seven Slaps
Gewitterflug zu Claudia

1938
Between the Parents
The Girl of Last Night
By a Silken Thread
A Prussian Love Story

1939
Woman at the Wheel
Die Geliebte
Streit um den Knaben Jo

1940
Die unvollkommene Liebe
Die keusche Geliebte
Das leichte Mädchen

1941
Dreimal Hochzeit
Frauen sind doch bessere Diplomaten
Leichte Muse

1942
Vienna Blood
Attack on Baku
Beloved World

1943
A Salzburg Comedy
Liebesgeschichten
Die Gattin

1944
Junge Adler

1944-1946
Die Fledermaus

1948
Film without A Title
Finale
Hallo - Sie haben Ihre Frau vergessen

1949
Twelve Hearts for Charly
Derby
Schatten in der Nacht
Kätchen für alles

1950
The Beautiful Galatea
Wonderful Times
Mädchen mit Beziehungen
King for One Night

1951
You have to be Beautiful
Maya of the Seven Veils
The Heath is Green
The Dubarry

1952
Mikosch Comes In
Holiday from Myself
At the Well in Front of the Gate

1953
We'll talk about Love Later
Lady's Choice
When the White Lilacs Bloom Again

1954
Hungarian Rhapsody
Maxie
Weg in die Vergangenheit

1955
The Star of Rio
Three Days Confined to Barracks
The Happy Wanderer
Love Is Just a Fairytale
The Three from the Filling Station

1956
Black Forest Melody
Where the Ancient Forests Rustle
Das Donkosakenlied
As Long as the Roses Bloom
Der schräge Otto

1958
Two Hearts in May
Schwarzwälder Kirsch
Mit Eva fing die Sünde an

1959
Tunis Top Secret
Hunting Party

1960
Sweetheart of the Gods
Wenn die Heide blüht

1961
What Is Father Doing in Italy?
Isola Bella

1962
Der Himmel kann warten

1963
azz und Jux in Heidelberg / Verliebt in Heidelberg

1964
Rauf und runter
I Learned It from Father

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