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Hanns Eisler (1898–1962)

Hanns Eisler was a German-Austrian-American composer and lyricist. He was known for his "Das Lied von der Moldau" ("La Chanson du Moldau", "The Song of the Moldau") used in the TV film Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg (1961) and also sang by Zarah Leander on TV. He did so many more songs in Hollywood, France, Austria and Germany. See full bio »

Died:

(age 64) in Berlin, Germany

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 1981 Die Mutter (TV Movie)
 1980 Berlin - Auguststraße (Documentary)
 1979 Svejk toisessa maailmansodassa (TV Movie)
 1979 Deutschlandgeschichten (Documentary)
 1978 Das Leben des Galileo Galilei (TV Movie)
 1975 Galileo
 1970 Der Oktober kam... (Documentary)
 1969 Anno Populi - Im Jahr des Volkes 1949 (Documentary short)
 1966 Die Tage der Commune (TV Movie)
 1962 Esther (TV Movie)
 1962 The Life of Galileo (TV Movie)
 1961 Aktion J (Documentary)
 1961 Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg (TV Movie)
 1957 Katzgraben
 1957 The Crucible (uncredited)
 1955 Bel Ami
 1955 Night and Fog (Documentary short)
 1954 Schicksal am Lenkrad (as Hans Eisler)
 1947 Leben des Galilei (Short)
 1945 Jealousy
 1941 A Child Went Forth (Short documentary)
 1941 The Forgotten Village (Documentary) (as Hans Eisler)
 1939 The 400 Million (Documentary)
 1934 Le grand jeu (as H. Eisler)
 1933 New Earth (Documentary short)
 1932 Pesn o gerojach (Komsomol) (Documentary)
 1931 Hell on Earth (as Hans Eisler)
 1924 Opus III (Short) (1927)
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

H. Eisler | Hans Eisler
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Someone who knows only music, understands nothing about it.

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He was a member of the German Communist Party, which he joined in 1926, though he later told the House Un-American Activities Committee that he was never really a member as he was never very active in the Party. His brother Gerhart Eisler, a top agent of the Moscow-controlled Comintern, reportedly was the USSR's top man in the US during World War II and has been active as an agent in the US since... See more »

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