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Born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died in Salzburg, Austria
Birth NameFriederike Raithel

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Frida Richard was born on November 1, 1873 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Friederike Raithel. She was an actress, known for Faust (1926), Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) and Hedda Gabler (1925). She was married to Fritz Richard. She died on September 12, 1946 in Salzburg, Austria.

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Fritz Richard (1898 - 9 February 1933) ( his death) ( 3 children)

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Prolific stage and screen character actress, noted for her intensely emotive performances, particularly during the silent era. She was trained, among others, by Max Reinhardt in Vienna and began acting on stage in Berlin from 1905. She remained one of the busiest supporting players in films of the 1930's, playing grandmothers, landladies, char women and innkeepers.
In the 20's, when the full-length feature film came up more and more, she got role offers for some of the most important German movies.
She continued her career successfully in the sound film era and the filmmakers esteemed the expressiveness of Frida Richard.
Frida Richard was married with the actor Fritz Richard.
She was a very busy actress in the silent movie era who was engaged by many famous directors because of her charisma full of character.
She appeared among others in the movies "Die goldene Stadt" (1942) and "Tiefland" (1945) - a controversial movie of director Leni Riefenstahl.

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