Hedwiga Reicher

Hedwiga Reicher (12 June 1884 – 2 September 1971) was a German actress, sister to actor Frank Reicher, and daughter to actor Emanuel Reicher.[4][5]

Hedwiga Reicher
Hedwig Reicher at the Woman Suffrage Parade in front of the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 1913.[1]
Born(1884-06-12)12 June 1884
Died2 September 1971(1971-09-02) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Other namesHedwig Reicher
Celia Sibelius
OccupationOpera singer, actress
Notable work
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
ChildrenFrank Reicher
Parent(s)Emanuel Reicher
RelativesFrank Reicher, Marie Kindermann, Franziska Kindermann[3]

Selected filmography

Broadway roles

  • On the Eve (1909), her Broadway debut[6]
  • The Next of Kin (1909)
  • Henrik Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea (1911) - Ellida
  • The Thunderbolt (1911)
  • June Madness (1912) - Mrs. Thornborough
  • The Stronger (1913)
  • When the Young Vine Blooms (1915)
  • Caliban of the Yellow Sands (1916) - Cleopatra


Reicher was hired to portray the mythological figure, Columbia, for a suffrage parade on March 3, 1913, in Washington, DC. According to news reports at the time, the group, which included 5000 to 8000 suffragists, marched from the US Capitol to the Treasury Building, and was watched by a crowd of 500,000 (mostly men). Their intent was to upstage Woodrow Wilson inauguration, due to take place the following day.


  1. Taylor, Alan (1 March 2013). "100 Years Ago, The 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade". The Atlantic.
  2. "Hedwiga Reicher (1884–1971)". IMDb. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  3. "Hedwiga Reicher". Who Is Log. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  4. Silent Film Necrology by Eugene Michael Vazzana p.439, 2nd edition c. 2001; McFarland Publishing
  5. Who Was Who On the Screen by Evelyn Truitt page 607, c.1983; RR Bowker Company
  6. "Hedwiga Reicher: Other Works". IMDb. Retrieved 2 March 2013.

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