1902 - 1928
The parents of Werner Pittschau were the stage actor Ernst Pittschau (1859-1916) and the stage actress Hilda Pittschau-Hofer née Schützenhofer (1873-1961).
After his school education he went to a cadet school to become an officer. When the political situation in Austria changed he devoted to a commercial education. But the desire to the acting was inside him and he got his first engagement at the Landestheater in Prague as a youthful lover.
There he was spotted by Erika Glässner and Hans Junkermann who brought him to the film. To his first movies belong "Die Anne-Liese von Dessau" (25), "Volk in Not" (25), "Die letzte Droschke von Berlin - Alte Herzen, neue Zeiten" (26) and "Die versunkene Flotte" (26).
One year later he acted successful in "Im Schatten des elektrischen Stuhles" (27) and had an box-office hit with "Dirnentragödie" (27). In the following year he appeared in "Die weisse Sonate" (28), "Der erste Kuss" (28) and "The Prince and the Dancer" (28), before his promising career ended abrupt as he was killed in a road accident.
His stepbrother Ernst Pittschau was also
a well-known actor.
Other movies with Werner Pittschau: