1908 - 1977
The actress Ursula Grabley began as a ballet dancer and she went later to the Kammerspiele in Hamburg where she met the actor Viktor de Kowa. They got married in 1926 and went to the Volksbühne in Berlin two years later.
In the following years she played successfully on different stages and in 1929 she made her film debut with "Katharina Knie" (29). From 1930 she soon conquered the hearts of the audience with entertainment and crime films.
To her well-known movies of the 30's belong "...und das ist die Hauptsache!?" (30), "Der schwarze Husar" (32), "Der Läufer von Marathon" (33), "Der blaue Diamant" (35), "Der Dschungel ruft" (35), "Der unmögliche Herr Pitt" (38) and "Grossalarm" (39).
When she had a private argument with Reichspropagandaminster Joseph Goebbels she got a working prohibition and wasn't able to take part in movies between 1939 and 1944. Therefore she concentrated to the theater again.
From 1944 she was able to continue her film career
and got several engagements, expecially in the 50's. To her well-known
movies of these years belong "Zwielicht" (44), "Unter den Brücken"
(45), "Der bunte Traum" (52), "Der Fächer" (56) and "Die Nacht vor
der Premiere" (59) - her last feature movie.
Ursula Grabley remained true to the acting. During
a tour with the play "Die Katze auf dem heissen Blechdach" she died of
Other movies with Ursula Grabley: