Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel

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Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel in Heidi (1968).jpg
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel in Heidi (1968).
Born (1900-04-05)5 April 1900
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died 24 December 1994(1994-12-24) (aged 94)
Vienna, Austria
Occupation Actress
Years active 1921–1988
Spouse(s) Berthold Viertel (1949-1953, his death)

Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel (5 April 1900 – 24 December 1994) was an Austrian actress who started her career in Germany during the 1920s. Under the Nazi regime she emigrated to the United States, where she appeared on the Broadway and in a few Hollywood movies. She later returned to Germany where she worked with numerous successful theatres of Berlin, among them Fritz Kortner's Berliner Bühnen. Neumann-Viertel was also a notable character actress in films and television, although she seldomly played a leading role there. She retired in the late 1980s after nearly 70 years of acting. Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel was the second wife of film director Berthold Viertel.

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