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Overview (4)

Born in Vienna, Austria
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (metastasized breast cancer)
Birth NameBibiana Maria Kochert
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bibi Besch was born in Vienna, Austria, to race car driver Gotfrid Köchert and actress Gusti Huber. She was a very busy supporting actress who had worked in television for over twenty years before being nominated for an Emmy Award as a supporting actress for Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992) and another in 1993 for a guest appearance on Northern Exposure (1990). A veteran of dozens of television movies from 1976 to 1995, Besch also appeared in several feature films, most notably as Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Other notable feature film roles were in Steel Magnolias (1989), Tremors (1990) and Who's That Girl (1987). Her stage work included the plays "Fame," "The Chinese Prime Minister," "Here Lies Jeremy Troy" and "Once for the Asking." Other television credits include guest roles on popular network shows such as ER (1994) and Murder, She Wrote (1984). Besch's television series and miniseries roles ranged from the soap opera Somerset (1970) to Backstairs at the White House (1979) to The Hamptons (1983). Bibi Besch died of breast cancer at age 54 on September 7, 1996.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Spouse (1)

Donald Beverly Mathis (1965 - 1973) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

Daughter of Gusti Huber.
Gave birth to her only child at age 30, a daughter Samantha Mathis on May 12, 1970. Child's father is her now ex-husband Donald Mathis.
Best remembered for her role as Dr. Carol Marcus in the sequel film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).
Passed away on September 7, 1996, the day before the original Star Trek (1966) series' 30th anniversary.
Attended and graduated from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York (1959).
Attended the Connecticut College for Women in New London, Connecticut, but did not graduate.
Had one older sister: Christiana Barbara Kochert (August 17, 1939 - August 13, 2004).
Was the first cast-member of Steel Magnolias (1989) to pass away, dying just 7 years after the film's release.

Personal Quotes (1)

My responsibility to the audience is to be truthful and that can take many different forms; that doesn't mean to be boring. What I think is important is to reveal some aspect of myself and I can do that in a comedy or a serious piece. It's important for me to connect with something inside of me; if I don't do that, I'm ripping myself and the audience off and nobody gets anything out of it. It's to try to get to the heart of the matter, whatever that is, and it doesn't have to be heavy, either.

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