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Käthe Gold

Käthe Gold

Austrian actress
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Austrian actress
A.K.A. Katharina Stephanie Gold
Countries Austria
Occupations Stage actor Film actor
Gender female
Birth 11 February 1907 (Vienna)
Death 11 October 1997 (Vienna)
Star sign Aquarius
Residence Vienna
Spouse: Willy Frey
The details

Käthe Gold (11 February 1907 – 11 October 1997) was an Austrian actress.

Born in Vienna, she trained in that city as an actress and then went to Bern, Breslau (now Wrocław) and Munich. In 1932 she went to Berlin, where she remained until 1944. It was during those years that she had her greatest successes on the stage in plays such as Goethe's Faust (Gretchen), Shakespeare's Hamlet (Ophelia), and Ibsen's A Doll's House (Nora).

In 1944 Gold went to Zurich, Switzerland, and in 1947 she returned to Vienna, where she played at the Burgtheater.

Gold's stage career prevented her from appearing in many movies. Of the few films in which she did act, Amphitryon (1935, playing Alkmene), The Girl from Barnhelm (1940) and, after the war, Rose Bernd (1957) and Karl May (a 1976 biopic about Karl May) are notable. On TV she played Linda opposite Heinz Rühmann in a 1968 German language version of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. She also had two guest appearances in the TV series, Der Kommissar.

Käthe Gold died in her native Vienna.

Selected filmography

  • Amphitryon (1935)
  • Another World (1937)
  • The Girl from Barnhelm (1940)
  • Eyes of Love (1951)
  • Palace Hotel (1952)
  • Rose Bernd (1957)
  • Karl May (1974)

Decorations and awards

  • 1936: State actress in Berlin
  • 1952: Chamber actress in Vienna
  • 1960: Hans Reinhart Ring
  • 1963: Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art
  • 1965: Josef Kainz Medal for the presentation of Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Burgtheater
  • 1967: Gold Medal of Vienna
  • 1977: Grand Silver Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria
  • 1982: Honorary Ring of Vienna
  • 1988: Gold Film Award for many years of excellent work in the German film industry
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