1913 - 1966
The actor Adi Berber (also Ady Berber) attains cult status in the 60s because of his very special roles, especially in the Edgar-Wallace filmings. Because of these impressive roles one wanted not to meet Adi Berber in the dark in real life, though in real life he was a very friendly contemporary.
He did not attracted attention for the first time as an actor but as
a wrestler, an activity he carried on successfully till 1951.
Adi Berber already made his film debut in 1936 with "Burgtheater" (36). But in this movie he did not impersonate one of the typical roles of later years but played an Heurigen singer.
He continued his film career in the next years with "Ich bin Sebastian Ott" (39) - in which he played a villain for the first time - "Operette" (40) and "Donauschiffer" (40).
After the war he took part in "Der Herr Kanzleirat" (48) before he concentrated to the film business seriously after his retirement from wrestling.
He became engaged for smaller parts in the next years for roles like
a gardener, baggage porter, bath attendant , boxer or watchman.
His most successful time followed in the 60s. Indeed he remained limited
to support roles but his appearances could not be overlooked.
Adi Berber died at the age of only 52 in 1966 because of cancer.
Besides his activity as an actor he also led a restaurant in Vienna
successfully which soon became a meeting place for the local prominence
from sport and film.
Other movies with Adi Berber: