Edit
Hanna Maron Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (3) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (2) | Trivia (23)

Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 November 1923Berlin, Germany
Date of Death 30 May 2014Tel Aviv, Israel
Birth NameHannele Meierzak

Mini Bio (1)

Hanna Maron was born on November 22, 1923 in Berlin, Germany as Hannele Meierzak. She was an actress, known for Yom Yom (1998), Doda Clara (1977) and Ha-Ayit (1981). She was married to Jacob Rechter and Yossi Yadin. She died on May 30, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Spouse (2)

Yossi Yadin (? - ?) (divorced)
Jacob Rechter (? - 2001) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (23)

Mother of Dafna Rechter.
Norman Jewison considered her for the part of Golda in Fiddler on the Roof (1971) but, after she lost a leg in a terrorist attack on an Israeli airplane in Munich in 1970, had to cast Norma Crane instead.
Pictured on a 4.10s Israeli postage stamp (with first name spelled Channa) issued 8 December 2015.
With the rise of the National Socialist the Jewish family of Hanna Maron had no future in Germany and they emigrated via Paris to Palestine.
Private she campaigned for peace.
In 1973 she was awarded the annual Israel Prize, regarded as the state's highest honor.
Widowed since 2001, Maron was married three times and is survived by three children.
In 2000 she initiated and founded the Herzliya Theater Ensemble. She directed and participated in an evening of Alterman poems, and on an evening of Bertolt Brecht's works.
In 1945 she joined the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv. As a member of the repertory committee, she helped shape the company's repertoire, including new works by Israeli dramatists. Early on, she appeared in supporting roles, but after her success as Mika in He Walked in the Fields by Moshe Shamir, she became one of Israel's leading actresses. In late 2003, she returned to the Cameri to play in a comedy.
Besides acting she also worked for the radio and continued to play on stage till 1933.
From 1983 to 1986, she starred in Israel's first sitcom, "Krovim, Krovim", which became a cult classic.
In 1970, en route to London via Munich to audition for a part in the West End production of Fiddler on the Roof opposite fellow Israeli actor Chaim Topol, Maron was injured following the failed terrorist hijacking of El Al flight 707 and lost her left leg. But she kept her tail up and already appeared on stage again one year later.
She married a fellow actor, Yossi Yadin (son of the archaeologist Eleazar Sukenik and brother of the Israeli Chief of Staff Yigael Yadin). They were together for six years.
She attended a Montessori school where she learned French. In 1932, she spent a year in Paris.
She only continued her artistic career after the war and she became a popular stage actress in Israel.
During World War II Hanna Maron served for the Jewish brigade of the British Army. She did not work as an actress at that time.
During World War II, she volunteered for the Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British army, serving two years before joining the Jewish Brigade's entertainment troupe.
She was also a co-founder of the Herzlia theater.
Among her better known roles were in Pygmalion, The Glass Menagerie and Hello, Dolly!, as well as several plays by Nathan Alterman.
Maron was long upheld as one the country's first ladies of theater and in 2011 was acknowledged by the Guinness World Records as the actress with the longest theater career in history.
She already appeared on stage at the age of four years and in 1929 she also joined the film business where she took part in the silent movies "Ehe in Not" (29) and "Meineid" (29) as Hannele Meierzak.
She was married to architect Yaakov Rechter, with whom she had three children: Amnon, an architect, Ofra, a philosopher, and Dafna, an actress.
In 2004 she starred in a theater event that reenacted an IDF refuseniks' trial.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page