Käthe Gold

Käthe Gold (11 February 1907 11 October 1997) was an Austrian actress.

Born in Vienna, she trained in that city as an actress and then went to Bern, Breslau (now Wrocław) and Munich. In 1932 she went to Berlin, where she remained until 1944. It was during those years that she had her greatest successes on the stage in plays such as Goethe's Faust (Gretchen), Shakespeare's Hamlet (Ophelia), and Ibsen's A Doll's House (Nora).

In 1944 Gold went to Zurich, Switzerland, and in 1947 she returned to Vienna, where she played at the Burgtheater.

Gold's stage career prevented her from appearing in many movies. Of the few films in which she did act, Amphitryon (1935, playing Alkmene), The Girl from Barnhelm (1940) and, after the war, Rose Bernd (1957) and Karl May (a 1976 biopic about Karl May) are notable. On TV she played Linda opposite Heinz Rühmann in a 1968 German language version of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. She also had two guest appearances in the TV series, Der Kommissar.

Käthe Gold died in her native Vienna.

Selected filmography

Decorations and awards


  1. "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 144. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  2. "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 475. Retrieved 2 January 2013.

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