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 Ida Wust

Ida Wust

Birth
Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurter Stadtkreis, Hessen, Germany
Death 4 Oct 1958 (aged 73)
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Burial Stahnsdorf, Potsdam-Mittelmarker Landkreis, Brandenburg, Germany
Memorial ID 94792744 · View Source
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Actress. A longtime star of the German stage and screen, she is remembered for her roles in hundreds of her country's movies. Though little is recorded of her early days it is known that she began appearing at the City Theater of Colmar around 1900, then moved on to Bromberg, and finally in 1904 settled in Leipzig. Joining the Lessing Theater of Berlin in 1907 where she specialized in trouser roles, she was to become a ubiquitous presence in the German cinema from the birth of the medium. Married to actor and screenwriter Bruno Kastner from 1918 to 1924 she collaborated with him on a number of projects and with the coming of sound made an easy transition to talkies. Ida continued to perform thru the World War II years but after the conflict found herself banned for her alleged close association with some of the Nazi leaders. Finally allowed to return to work in 1949 she was well-received in 'grandmother' parts. Ida lived her final years in Berlin and died of a stroke. Some of her movies have been preserved along with a portion of the once-popular tocacco cards and postcards carrying her image.

Bio by: Bob Hufford


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
  • Added: 4 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94792744
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ida Wust (10 Oct 1884–4 Oct 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94792744, citing Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf, Stahnsdorf, Potsdam-Mittelmarker Landkreis, Brandenburg, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .