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Ruth Leuwerik

Ruth LeuwerikBiography, Actress

Actress
Ruth Leuwerik
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Quick Facts

Intro Actress
A.K.A. Leuwerik
Was Actor Stage actor Film actor Voice actor
From Germany
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 23 April 1924, Essen, Germany
Death 12 January 2016, Munich, Germany (aged 91 years)
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Family
Spouse: Herbert FleischmannDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
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Biography

Ruth Leuwerik (23 April 1924 – 12 January 2016) was a German film actress, one of the most popular stars of German film during the 1950s. She appeared in 34 films between 1950 and 1977. Leuwerik is probably best known for her portrayal of Maria von Trapp in the films The Trapp Family and The Trapp Family in America.

Born in Essen as Ruth Leeuwerik, she grew up there and in Münster. She began her acting career with stage roles in the late 1940s. In the 1950s she and Dieter Borsche were considered as the ideal couple of the German film. In 1962 she starred in the Helmut Käutner film Redhead, which was entered in the 12th Berlin International Film Festival. She is a five-time Bambi Award winner. Leuwerik died in Munich on 12 January 2016.

Partial filmography

  • Dreizehn unter einem Hut [de] (1950) - Evelyne Winterthur (her film debut)
  • Father Needs a Wife (1952) - Susanne Meissner
  • The Great Temptation (1952) - Hilde
  • A Heart Plays False (1953) - Sybilla Zander
  • Must We Get Divorced? (1953) - Garda von Doerr
  • Beloved Life (1953) - Louise von Bolin
  • His Royal Highness (1953, after Thomas Mann's novel) - Imma Spoelman
  • Portrait of an Unknown Woman (1954) - Nicole
  • Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955) - Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich
  • Beloved Enemy (1955) - Violante Gore
  • Rosen im Herbst [de] (1955, after Theodor Fontane's novel Effi Briest) - Effi Briest
  • The Golden Bridge (1956) - Tima
  • The Trapp Family (1956) - Baronin Maria von Trapp
  • Queen Louise (1957) - Königin Luise
  • Goodbye, Franziska (1957) - Franziska
  • Immer wenn der Tag beginnt (1957) - Dr. Hanna Burkhardt
  • Taiga (1958) - Hanna Dietrich
  • The Trapp Family in America (1958) - Baronin Maria von Trapp
  • Dorothea Angermann (1959) - Dorothea Angermann
  • The Ideal Woman (1959) - Fanny Becker
  • Sweetheart of the Gods (1960) - Renate Mueller
  • A Woman for Life (1960) - Margarete Barnebusch
  • You Don't Shoot at Angels (1960) - Maria
  • Die Stunde, die du glücklich bist (1961) - Vera
  • Der Traum von Lieschen Müller (1961) - Autograph hunter
  • Redhead (1962) - Franziska Lukas
  • Eleven Years and One Day (1963) - Tina Rodenbach
  • The House in Montevideo (1963) - Marianne Nägler
  • An Alibi for Death (1963) - Dr. Maria Rohn
  • Und Jimmy ging zum Regenbogen (1971) - Valerie Steinfeld
  • Unordnung und frühes Leid [de] (1976) - Frau Gerda Cornelius
  • Derrick (1978, Episode: "Ein Hinterhalt") - Dr. Marta Schwenn
  • Die Buddenbrooks [de] (1979, TV miniseries, after Thomas Mann's novel) - Konsulin
  • Derrick (1983, Episode: "Der Täter schickte Blumen") - Vera Baruda
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https://www.welt.de/kultur/article150938951/Schauspielerin-Ruth-Leuwerik-ist-tot.html
http://www.spielfilm.de/news/22030/ruth-leuwerik-gestorben
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http://isni.org/isni/0000000119467178
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