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Hermann Thimig became a renowned theater and cinema actor who had an impact that lasted on the entertainment industry. He rose to fame throughout the course of his remarkable career, which spanned more than 50 years, with several captivating on-stage and film performances.
Hermann Thimig was born in Austria on October 3, 1890. His siblings, Hans Thimig and Helene Thimig, were both outstanding performers were whom he worked on several films and theater performances. During his school years in Vienna, Thimig took part in amateur theater groups and individual performances, which marked the beginning of his path into the performing arts. He made his official stage debut at the Meiningen Court Theatre in December 1910, and he stayed there until the First World War broke out in 1914.
Thimig’s early career was hindered by the war, although he made use of his home leave to make guest performances at the Royal Theater in Berlin while serving as a one-year volunteer in Vienna. Thimig’s big break came in 1916 when he joined the ensemble of Max Reinhardt at the Deutsches Theater.
Thimig’s professional path changed in 1915 when he was deemed unsuitable for battle because of severe furunculosis. He then turned his attention to the developing motion picture business, making his screen debut in 1916 in “The Countess Heyers,” costarring with Henny Porten and Ossi Oswalda. Thimig kept up her impressive performance in movies, collaborating with renowned director Ernst Lubitsch on hits like the 1921 classic “The Wild Cat.”
With the advent of sound film, Thimig left the theater and focused mostly on operettas and comedies for the big screen. He frequently played elderly roles in the mid-1930s, demonstrating his range as an actor. After Nazi Germany annexed Austria in 1938, Thimig was nominated as a State Actor.
Remarkably, in the final stages of World War II, Adolf Hitler himself recognized Thimig’s significance in the arts, declaring him a national treasure and exempting him from the war effort. This acknowledgment underscored Thimig’s stature as an artist of exceptional merit.
Thimig’s contributions to the arts did not go unnoticed in later years. In 1965, he was honored as an esteemed member of the Burgtheater, and in 1969, he received the Film Award for his many years of outstanding work in German cinema. In 1981, the city of Vienna bestowed upon him the Honorary Ring in recognition of his exceptional career.
Hermann Thimig parents
Hermann Thimig was born to Hugo Thimig, a director, actor, and member of the Vienna Burgtheater’s board of directors, and Franziska “Fanny” Hummel
Hermann Thimig Age, Height, Weight, Birthdate
|91 years old (at the time of his death)
|October 3, 1890
Hermann Thimig Wife/Girlfriend
Hermann Thimig married twice. He first married actress Hanna Wisser and later got separated. He then married Vilma Degischer.
Hermann Thimig Children
Hermann Thimig had three children.
Hermann Thimig Net Worth
At the time of his death, there was no information about the net worth of Hermann Thimig.