1906 - 1945
The actor Hans Meyer-Hanno was born as Hans Fritz Martin Karl Meyer in Hannover. After an education by Hilde Müller-Gerloff he began his professional career as a draftsman and stage designer. Beside it he appeared as a musician and singer with the "Tibor Blue Boys".
He began his acting career in 1929 with appearances in the "Katakombe" of Werner Finck and at the cabaret "Larifari", it followed tours and theater engagements. He was a company member of the Schillertheater Berlin from 1939 to 1943.
Hans Meyer-Hanno made his film debut after some minor roles in the middle
of the 30's with bigger roles in movies like "Pechmarie" (34), "Schwarze
Rosen" (35) and "Das Mädchen Johanna" (35).
Besides the glamour world of the film Hans Meyer-Hanno was together
with Beppo Römer and Alexander Graf Stenbock-Fermor alias "Der rote
Graf" a committed resistance fighter in the environment of the "Rote Kapelle"
in the Künstlerkolonie.
Hans Meyer-Hanno had had to pay dearly for his engagement agains the National Socialism. Betrayed by an informer in the alliance "Freies Deutschland" he was arrest during his holiday on a farm in the Ostmark in July 1944. He was sentenced to prison for three years in Bautzen.
Their exist different versions to the circumstances of his death. Among
others as a prisoner he had to take at assignment and was grouped for creating
new dugouts. During such a deployment he tried to flee over a wall but
was caught out and shot from behind. An other source says that Hans Meyer-Hanno
refused to join the Volkssturm and was murdered in Bautzen.
More detailed information about Hans Meyer-Hanno's
activity as resistance fighter and a detailed funeral oration by Gustav
von Wangenheim can be read up on the page "KünsterKolonie
Other movies with Hans Meyer-Hanno: