|Date of Birth||14 February 1896, Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany [now Kaliningrad, Russia]|
|Date of Death||30 May 1961, Munich, Bavaria, Germany|
|Birth Name||Werner Richard Heymann|
Mini Bio (1)
Werner Richard Heyman was active as a classical composer in Berlin from 1912. By the end of the decade, he also wrote songs for cabaret and served as musical director for Max Reinhardt from 1918 to 1919. In films with Ufa from 1923, he initially worked as assistant to the head of the music department Erno Rapee, before replacing the latter in 1926. Heyman remained under contract until 1933 as musical director and composer, scoring several classic films for F.W. Murnau and Fritz Lang. He also established himself as among the foremost writers of songs for film operetta, penning hits for popular fare like Die Drei von der Tankstelle (1930) and Bombs Over Monte Carlo (1931).
Forced to flee from Nazi persecution because of his Jewish background, Heywood made his way to Hollywood via Paris and London. There, he was noted particularly for scoring two of Ernst Lubitsch's best films: Ninotchka (1939) and To Be or Not to Be (1942). Heyman returned to Germany in 1951, where he resumed writing film scores and songs for the theatre until his death in 1961.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis
|Elisabeth Millberg||(5 March 1952 - 30 May 1961) (his death) (1 child)|
|Eva Heymann||(1940 - ?) (divorced)|
|Ilse Bachmann||(1931 - ?) (divorced)|
|Liselotte Schumacher||(July 1916 - ?) (divorced)|