Waltraut Haas

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Waltraut Haas in 2016

Waltraut Haas (born 9 June 1927) is a popular Austrian stage and film actress and singer.[1]

Born in Vienna, Haas grew up at Schloss Schönbrunn, where her mother was a restaurateur. Haas made her stage debut in Linz but was soon won over to the big screen. She achieved fame and recognition already through her first movie, the cult classic Der Hofrat Geiger (1947), in which she played Mariandl, the illegitimate daughter of a woman who runs an inn in the picturesque Wachau valley. In 1961, Haas would play Mariandl's single mother in a remake entitled Mariandl. Her other famous movie role was that of Josepha Vogelhuber in the 1960 film The White Horse Inn (Im weißen Rößl) opposite Peter Alexander. After 60 movies, mainly comedies and musicals, she stopped making films around 1970. Since then, she has also appeared on television.

From 1966 until his death in 2011, Waltraut Haas was married to actor Erwin Strahl, with whom she frequently performed both on the stage and in films. Their son Marcus Strahl is an actor and director.

Haas lives in Hietzing, Vienna.

Select filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Cast Notes
1947 Der Hofrat Geiger
1949 Kleiner Schwindel am Wolfgangsee Franz Antel Hans Holt
1952 Hallo Dienstmann Franz Antel Paul Hörbiger, Hans Moser, Annie Rosar
1952 Ideal Woman Sought
1952 Knall and Fall as Imposters
1952 Rose of the Mountain
1952 The Mine Foreman
1952 1. April 2000 Wolfgang Liebeneiner Science fiction film
1953 The Story of William Tell Errol Flynn Unfinished film project
1953 Josef the Chaste
1953 Southern Nights
1953 The Uncle from America Hans Moser, Georg Thomalla, Grethe Weiser
1954 The Gypsy Baron Based on the operetta Der Zigeunerbaron by Johann Strauß Sohn
1954 Das Licht der Liebe Paula Wessely Family drama
1955 Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne Heinz Rühmann
1955 The Happy Wanderer Rudolf Schock
1955 Das Mädchen vom Pfarrhof Erich Auer, Attila Hörbiger Heimatfilm, based on the 1870 play Der Pfarrer von Kirchfeld by Ludwig Anzengruber
1956 Stimme der Sehnsucht Rudolf Schock
1956 Lumpazivagabundus Franz Antel Paul Hörbiger, Gunther Philipp, Joachim Fuchsberger Based on the 1833 play by Johann Nestroy
1956 The Beggar Student Based on the operetta by Karl Millöcker
1957 Jede Nacht in einem anderen Bett Paul Verhoeven Gerhard Riedmann, Harald Juhnke
1958 Girls of the Night Georges Marchal
1958 Immer die Radfahrer Heinz Erhardt, Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff, Christiane Hörbiger, Mady Rahl
1958 Der schwarze Blitz Toni Sailer, Dietmar Schönherr, Gustav Knuth Heimatfilm, featuring lots of skiing
1958 Eine Reise ins Glück Rudolf Prack, Oskar Sima and Theo Lingen
1960 The White Horse Inn Peter Alexander
1961 Junge Leute brauchen Liebe Géza von Cziffra Cornelia Froboess, Johannes Heesters, Senta Berger
1961 Mariandl Cornelia Froboess, Hans Moser, Rudolf Prack, Peter Weck, Susi Nicoletti
1961 Season in Salzburg Peter Alexander
1962 Wedding Night in Paradise Peter Alexander, Marika Rökk and Gunther Philipp Based on the 1941 operetta by Friedrich Schröder
1962 Mariandl's Homecoming Cornelia Froboess, Hans Moser, Rudolf Prack, Peter Weck, Susi Nicoletti
1964 Happy End am Wörthersee Rudolf Prack, Paul Hörbiger
1966 Happy End am Wolfgangsee Franz Antel Erwin Strahl
1971 Außer Rand und Band am Wolfgangsee Franz Antel Playing again the owner of the White Horse Inn

Decorations and awards[edit]

  • 1957:"Pearl of the Atlantic" at Mar del Plata Film Festival
  • 1987: Medal of the capital Vienna in gold
  • 1988: Robert Stolz Award for her portrayal of Der kleine Gardeoffizier (Little Guardsman)
  • 2001: Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the province of Lower Austria
  • 2001: Rose of Lake Wörthersee: best actress
  • 2002: Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art[2]
  • 2003: Golden Harp Music Association Friends of the operetta
  • 2010: Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the city of Vienna

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weinmann, Beatrice (2007). Waltraut Haas: Biografie. Residenz. ISBN 9783701730391. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 1464. Retrieved 19 December 2012.

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