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Adrienne Gessner (1896–1987)

Adrienne Gessner was born on July 23, 1896 in Schottwien, Austria-Hungary as Adrienne Geiringer. She was an actress, known for Tales from the Vienna Woods (1979), Das Riesenrad (1961) and The Trapp Family in America (1958). She was married to Ernst Lothar. She died on June 23, 1987 in Vienna, Austria. See full bio »

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(age 90) in Vienna, Austria

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Known For

Tales from the Vienna Woods
Tales from the Vienna Woods Alfred's Grandmother
(1979)
Das Riesenrad
Das Riesenrad Adele von Hill
(1961)
The Trapp Family in America
The Trapp Family in America Mrs. Hammerfield
(1958)
Ich denke oft an Piroschka
Ich denke oft an Piroschka Ilonka von Csiky
(1955)

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 1980 Tatort (TV Series)
Frau Spitz
- Mord auf Raten (1980) ... Frau Spitz
 1979 Tales from the Vienna Woods
Alfred's Grandmother
 1972 Defraudanten (TV Movie)
Viteks Mutter
 1972 Hochzeit (TV Movie)
Frau Gilz
 1971 Liliom (TV Movie)
Frau Hollunder
 1969 Schwester Bonaventura (TV Movie)
Schwester Josephine
 1968 Sich selbst der Nächste (TV Movie)
Mutter
 1968 Madame Legros (TV Movie)
Marquise de Sarclé
 1966 Die Flucht (TV Movie)
Frau Hönigschmied
 1964 Briefe eines toten Dichters (TV Movie)
Juliana Bordereau
 1964 Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (TV Movie)
Die Großmutter
 1964 Die Teepuppe (TV Movie)
Sybil Blythe-Waters
 1964 Nathan der Weise (TV Movie)
Daja
 1964 Der Verschwender
Ein altes Weib
 1963 Der Musterknabe
Elisabeth Geyer
 1963 Bekenntnisse eines möblierten Herrn
Fürstin Mutter
 1962 Waldrausch
Die Zieblingen
 1961 Das Riesenrad
Adele von Hill
 1961 Die Abenteuer des Grafen Bobby
Gräfin Henriette von Ratzeberg
 1960 Das weite Land (TV Movie)
Frau Wahl
 1960 A Breath of Scandal
Amelia
 1960 Ich heirate Herrn Direktor
Luise Stahlmann
 1959 Herrn Josefs letzte Liebe
Fräulein Auguste
 1958 Auferstehung
Tante Sonja
 1958 The Trapp Family in America
Mrs. Hammerfield
 1958 Jedermann (TV Movie)
 1958 Meine schöne Mama
Fräulein Greiz
 1957 The Family Schimek
Tante Rosa
 1957 Salzburg Stories
Karoline
 1957 Die liebe Familie
Omi Pollinger
 1956 Das Liebesleben des schönen Franz
Ida Sorgmann, Eheberaterin
 1956 Rosmarie kommt aus Wildwest
Berta, seine Frau
 1956 Einen Jux will er sich machen (TV Movie)
 1956 The Golden Bridge
Tante Jula
 1955 Ich denke oft an Piroschka
Ilonka von Csiky
 1955 Die Deutschmeister
Gräfin Burgstetten
 1955 Ehesanatorium
Frau Lehmann
 1954 Die Hexe
 1954 Der erste Kuß
Omi
 1953 Der Feldherrnhügel
Gräfin Kopsch-Grantignan, ihre Mutter
 1953 Stolen Identity
Mrs. Fraser
 1952 No Time for Flowers
Mama Svoboda
 1952 Ich hab' mich so an Dich gewöhnt
Tante Helene Meyer
 1952 Adventures in Vienna
Frau Anna Fraser
 1952 Voices of Spring
Directrice
 1951 Der fidele Bauer
Frau Holefka
 1949 Vagabonds
Mademoiselle Belet
 1948 After the Storm
Captain Virginia Jenkins
 1936 Catherine the Last
Berta, Köchin
 1931 The Great Love
Rosa
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Because her husband, the director and writer Ernst Lother, was a Jew she had no future in the National Socialist Europe and the couple emigrated via Switzerland and England to the USA. There Adrienne Gessner was able to continue her acting career, among others on Broadway. See more »

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