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Hugo Thimig

Picture Hugo Thimig

1854 - 1944

The actor Hugo Thimig belonged to the most important stage actors in Austria in the second half of the 19th century. He was among others engaged at the Burgtheater from 1874-1923 and became the director from 1912-1917. Another station in his long-standing career was the Theater in der Josefstadt.

He began his professional life as a commercial clerk, beside it he already played in an amateur group.
1872 followed the beginning of his professional career with Shakespeare's "Der Kaufmann von Venedig" as Lanzelot Gobbo.
Hugo Thimig was celebrated as a new discovery and from 1874 Vienna became his field of activity where he was admitted to the Burgtheater as a member for life.

Hugo Thimig only appeared seldom in front of the camera, he made his film debut in 1921 with "Kleider machen Leute" (21), it followed the silent movies "Das verbotene Land" (24), "Das Spielzeug von Paris" (25) and "Pratermizzi" (27).

In the 30's came his last cinematical works into being, among them "Geld auf der Strasse" (30), "Die grosse Liebe" (31) and "Buchhalter Schnabel" (35).

Hugo Thimig got the Goethe medal for art and science in 1942 on the occasion of his 70-year anniversary.

Hugo Thimig founded an  actor dynasty and his children Hermann Thimig, Hans Thimig and Helene Thimig became also successful actors.

Other movies with Hugo Thimig:
Velbloud uchem jehly (26) Liebe im Mai (28) Die grausame Freundin (32)