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26 December 1874|
|Died||26 August 1980
Baden, Lower Austria,
|Spouse(s)||Karl Walter Albach (1870–1952)|
Rosa Albach-Retty (26 December 1874 – 26 August 1980) was an Austrian movie and stage actress. Her birth name was Rosa Clara Franziska Helene Retty.
Born the daughter of actor Rudolf Retty, she began her stage career in 1890 at the Deutsches Theater and the Lessing Theater in Berlin. In 1895 she went to the Volkstheater in Vienna and in 1903 joined the ensemble of the Burgtheater. Albach-Retty made her first film appearance in 1930, in Georg Jacoby's Money on the Street, and made her last appearance in 1956's Congress Dances directed by Franz Antel. She is mainly remembered today as actress Romy Schneider's paternal grandmother. She died in 1980 at the age of 105.
Albach-Retty was the mother of Wolf Albach-Retty, an Austrian movie actor who married German movie actress Magda Schneider in 1936. She thereby was the grandmother of Romy Schneider and great grandmother of Sarah Biasini. She was married to the Austro-Hungarian Army officer Karl Albach.
Decorations and awards
- 1955: Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria
- 1958: Kainz Medal
- 1963: Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class
- 1977: Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria
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