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Elfie Mayerhofer


1923 - 1992

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The actress Elfie Mayerhofer became well-known as a singer and got the nickname "Wiener Nachtigall - Viennese nightingale".

She was born in Yugoslavia and studied music in her home country. Later she went to Zurich and Vienna.
She made her theater debut in Munich, it followed engagements at the Staatsoper Munich and at different theaters in Berlin.

Elfie Mayerhofer made her film debut in 1938 with "Frauen für Golden Hill". In the next years followed musical movies in which she the audience bewitched. To her movies till the end of war belong "Hotel Sacher" (39), "Wir bitten zum Tanz" (41), "Meine Frau Teresa" (42) and "Das kleine Hofkonzert" (45).

She continued her career after the war and was giving concerts and appeared at operas.
She was engaged by Herbert von Karajan for the Salzburger Musikfestspiele in 1949 where she acted at Maria Cebotari's side in the play "The Marriage of Figaro".

To her post-war movies belong "Wiener Melodien" (47), "Anni" (48), "Geliebter Lügner" (50), "Abschiedsvorstellung" (55) and "Die Landstreicher" (68).
She went overseas in the 70's where she appeared in operas and operettas in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
 

Other movies with Elfie Mayerhofer:
Der Vorhang fällt (39) Das himmelblaue Abendkleid (41) Ein Mann mit Grundsätzen? (43) Das Lied der Nachtigall (44) Musik in Salzburg (44) Der Puppenspieler (45) Der himmlische Walzer (48) Höllische Liebe (49) La reine des valses (50) Küssen ist keine Sünd (50) Verlorene Melodie (52) Das gab's nur einmal (58) Madame Pompadour (60)


 
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