Weiß Ferdl

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Weiß Ferdl
WP Weiß Ferdl 1924.jpg
Weiß Ferdl in 1924
Born(1883-06-28)28 June 1883
Altötting, Germany
Died19 June 1949(1949-06-19) (aged 65)
Munich, Germany
Years active1928-1941

Weiß Ferdl (28 June 1883 – 19 June 1949, real name: Ferdinand Weisheitinger[1]) was a German actor[2], humorous folksinger, and author. He appeared in 19 films between 1928 and 1941 and performed regularly at the Platzl, a well-known Munich theater.

His famous song Ein Wagen von der Linie Acht is still played to this day. It is a mocking song about Munich people and Munich tram.[3] A Munich school, named after Weiß Ferdl, still has a blue streetcar in the yard, to remember this song.

Selected filmography[edit]

Selected discography[edit]

  • CD Weiß Ferdl, I woaß net wia ma is, Aufnahmen 1919–1946, Ed. Christian Springer, Trikont 2001

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Ich bin kein Intellektueller. Ein heiteres Buch. Hugendubel, München 1941.
  • Bayerische Schmankerl. Hrsg.: Bertl Weiss. dtv, München 1982, ISBN 3-423-01752-X.


  1. ^ Ferdinand Weisheitinger, called Weiß Ferdl (volkssaengerei.de)
  2. ^ "Weiß Ferdl". filmportal. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  3. ^ Ein Wagen der Linie 8 (volkssaengerei.de)

Further reading[edit]

  • Sabine Sünwoldt (Bearb.): Weiß Ferdl. Eine weiß-blaue Karriere. Hugendubel, München 1983, ISBN 3-88034-219-9.
  • Robert Eben Sackett: Popular entertainment, class, and politics in Munich, 1900-1923. Study of Munich popular theatre, focusing on Karl Valentin and Weiß Ferdl. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1982, ISBN 0-674-68985-2 (englisch).

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