Edith Leyrer (born 25 October 1946) is an Austrian actress. She has worked in several theatres in Austria and Germany and is known for her cabaret work. She has also appeared in films including the 1968 television film of Robert Stolz's Wenn die kleinen Veilchen blühen.
Born in Vienna, Leyrer told her family when she was 3 that she wanted to be an actress. She studied dance at the Academy of Music in Vienna (now the University of Music and Performing Arts), debuted as a dancer at the age of 15, replacing an injured soloist, and was engaged by the Saarbrücken State Theatre at 16 after only a year of theatrical studies. She appeared with Martin Flossmann at the "Simpl" cabaret in Vienna for 15 years beginning in 1978.
In 2009 she published a joke book with Ferdi Besim, proprietor of a Vienna Oriental carpet business.
- "Edith Leyrer", Who Is Who In Österreich, retrieved 4 December 2014.
- "Edith Leyrer, Wien's Grande Dame des klassischen Kabaretts", Österreichische Illustrierte Freizeit-Journal, 2/2009 (German)
- "Edith Leyrers Herzenswünsche", ORF, 29 June 2012 (German)
- "Auszeichnungen für Ossy Kolmann und Edith Leyrer", Press release, City of Vienna, 31 March 2004 (German)
- "Beine hoch für 100 Jahre Simpl", Kurier, 15 September 2012 (German)
- "Edith Leyrer und Ferdi Besim präsentierten ihr erstes Buch", Vienna Online, 30 November 2009, updated 27 September 2011 (German)
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