1881 - 1941
The actor Willy Strehl was already successful as an operetta singer and stage actor at the beginning of the 20th century. He appeared among others in Vienna and Frankfurt am Main.
He already appeared in 1908 in front of the camera for the first time for "Ein Walzertraum: O Du lieber, o Du g'scheiter, o Du ganz getrauter Fratz" (08).
From 1918 he acted regularly in movies. To these works belong "Wenn Gräber sich öffnen" (18), "Das Nachttelegramm" (19) and "Verschlungene Wege" (19).
His last silent movies came already in 1920 into being with "Verlorene Töchter, 3. Teil: Die Menschen nennen es Liebe" (20), "Herrin ihrer Tat" (20), "Das Kussverbot" (20), "Mord...die Tragödie des Hauses Garrick" (20) and "Die Erbschaft der Inge Stanhope" (20).
It lasted 14 years before Willy Strehl took part in a movie for a last time - "Der Musikant von Eisenstadt" (34).
He was also well-known as a singer and he took part in numerous operettas, e.g. in Vienna and Frankfurt. Beside it his voice was also recorded on some gramophone records.