22 February 1920|
Reit im Winkl, Germany
|Died||26 November 2010
Maria Neumaier was born in 1920 to Heinrich Neumaier, an electrician, and his wife, Maria, in Reit im Winkl, Bavaria, Germany. At the age of five, she performed for the first time at Bauer Theatre in Reit im Winkl. After leaving school, she took an apprenticeship as a shop assistant. In her spare time, she acted in the theatre and took voice lessons.
She married her first husband, Joseph Fischer, a fellow amateur actor, and had their only child, Margot, on 5 July 1941. Fischer died shortly afterwards while fighting in World War II. Maria became almost blind in 1996.
- Official website (German)
- Binder, Susanne (2006). "Geschichte der volkstümlichen Musik im Fernsehen". Der Musikantenstadl: alpine Populärkultur im fremden Blick. p. 40. ISBN 978-3-8258-9802-1.
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