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Paula Wessely (1907–2000)

Paula Wessely was born on January 20, 1907 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Paula Anna Maria Wessely. She was an actress and producer, known for Masquerade in Vienna (1934), Episode (1935) and Homecoming (1941). She was married to Attila Hörbiger. She died on May 11, 2000 in Vienna, Austria. See full bio »


(age 93) in Vienna, Austria

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 1984 Der Unbestechliche (TV Movie)
 1978 Der große Karpfen Ferdinand und andere Weihnachtsgeschichten (TV Movie)
Frau Schuhmacher, Witwe
 1977 Glückssachen (TV Movie)
 1974 Nichts als Erinnerung (TV Movie)
 1969 Rumpelstilz (TV Movie)
Gertrud Leu
 1968 Fast ein Poet (TV Movie)
Nora Melody
 1961 Der Bauer als Millionär
Die Zufriedenheit
 1961 Everyman
 1960 Das weite Land (TV Movie)
Genia, seine Frau
 1959 Die unvollkommene Ehe
Frau Dr. Winifred Lert
 1957 Bewildered Youth
Christa Teichmann
 1957 Under 18
Luise Gottschalk
 1955 Die Wirtin zur Goldenen Krone
Fürstin Pia Maria / Maria Lindner
 1954 Weg in die Vergangenheit
Gabriele Gärtner
 1954 Das Licht der Liebe
Käthe Zeller
 1953 I and My Wife
Sophie Naglmüller
 1950 Cordula
 1949 Vagabonds
Dr. Elisabeth Kamma
 1948 The Angel with the Trumpet
Henriette Stein
 1944 Das Herz muß schweigen
Maximiliane Frey
 1943 Die kluge Marianne
 1943 Late Love
Sophie von Angerspang
 1941 Homecoming
Maria Thomas
 1940 Ein Leben lang
Agnes Seethaler
 1939 Maria Ilona
Maria Ilona von Wolkersdorf
 1938 Life's Mirror
Johanna 'Hanna' Karfreit, seine Tochter
 1937 Die ganz großen Torheiten
Therese Brandl
 1936 Harvest
 1935 Episode
Valerie Gärtner
 1934 So Ended a Great Love
Grand Duchess Marie Louise
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Wessely trained for acting at the Reinhardt Seminar and made her theatrical debut in 1924 with the Vienna Deutsches Volkstheater in a play by Sudermann. Specialising in sophisticated comedy, she became a prominent actress of the stage, appearing in Prague (1926), Salzburg, Berlin and the Vienna Burgtheater. She was permanently contracted from 1929 to 1945 by the Theater in der Josefstadt. From ... See more »


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