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Herti Kirchner


1913 - 1939

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The actress Herti Kirchner was not only successful on the silver screen but also wrote several children's books.

Herti Kirchner made her stage debut at the Stadttheater in Salzwedel at the age of 17. When she went to Berlin two years later this was the beginning of a brief but intensive film career.

She already impersonated in her first movie "Kampf um Blond" (32) the leading role, it followed other similar roles in which she played the refreshing blonde.
To her most popular movies of the 30's belong "Herr Kobin geht auf Abenteuer" (34), "Der geheimnisvolle Mister X" (36), "Die Nichte aus USA" (37), "Fracht von Baltimore" (38), "Liebesbriefe aus dem Engadin" (38) and "Der Florentiner Hut" (39).

Besides her cinematical works she also appeared on stages and in cabarets where she was able to show her comical talent too.

Herti Kirchner met the writer Erich Kästner in 1935 and had a relation. Erich Kästner called her "Nauke". In this time Herti Kirchner wrote the children's books "Lütte" (37) and "Wer will unter die Indianer?" (38). Because Erich Kästner had a writing prohibition there are also speculations that these book were written by him.

On May 1st, 1939 at five o'clock in the early morning came Herti Kirchner's life to a sudden end when she was killed by a car accident. She died because of a cerebral hemorrhage. She didn't live to see first night of her last movie "Wer küsst Madeleine?" (39).
 

Other movies with Herti Kirchner: 
Acht Mädels im Boot (32) Das Tankmädel (33) Gretel zieht das grosse Los (33) Alle machen mit (33) Der Kuckuck am Steuer (34) Schnitzel fliegt (35) Das Geschenk (35) Spezialist für alles (36) Horch, horch, die Lerch im Ätherblau (36) Blinder Eifer (36) Du bist so schön, Berlinerin (36) Soldaten – Kameraden (36) Wie Eulenspielel zu Marburg den Landgrafen malte (36) Wir gratulieren (36) Der Musikant von Dornburg (37) Die feindlichen Väter (38)


 
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