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Camilla Gerzhofer

Camilla Gerzhofer

1888 - 1961

The actress Camilla Gerzhofer already joined the theater at the age of 6 when she made her stage debut in 1894.
She soon became a well-known child actress and in 1895 she got a contract at the theater. 

She became established as a stage actress in the next years and finally she also took part in first silent movies.
Her trip to the film business was short-lived at first - after her appearances in "Der Todesritt auf dem Riesenrad" (15) with Anton Pointner - the film was located in the environment of a circus - Tillas Vormund/Die Kleider der Angelika" (15) with Ilse Bois and Walter Steinbeck and "Das erste Weib" (15) directed by Hubert Marischka with Magnus Stifter and Hubert Marischka she concentrated again to the theater.

She only returned in front of the camera in the sound film era of the 30s and she impersonated support roles in well-known productions like "Hohe Schule" (34) directed by Erich Engel with Rudolf Forster, Angela Salloker, Hans Homma, Paul Heinreid and Hans Moser, "Eva" (35) directed by Johannes Riemann with Magda Schneider, Heinz Rühmann, Hans Söhnker, Adele Sandrock, Hans Moser, Paul Henreid, Ferdinand Mayerhofer and Franz Schafheitlin, "Manja Walewska" (36) with Maria Andergast, Olga Tschechowa, Rudolf Carl and the child star Traudl Stark as well as "Burgtheater" (36) directed by Willi Forst with Werner Krauss, Olga Tschechowa, Hans Moser, Josefine Dora and Ady Berber.

Her last cinematical works came during World War II into being, among them Hans Steinhoff's "Die Geierwally" (40) with Heidemarie Hatheyer, Sepp Rist, Eduard Köck and Winnie Markus and "Frauen sind keine Engel" (43) directed by Willi Forst with Marte Harell, Axel von Ambesser, Margot Hielscher, Curd Jürgens and Hedwig Bleibtreu.

Other movies with Camilla Gerzhofer:
Die Fahrt in die Jugend (35) Donaumelodien (36) Hannerl und ihre Liebhaber (36) Das jüngste Gericht (40)