Werner Pittschau

Werner Pittschau (24 March 1902 – 28 November 1928) was a German film actor of the silent film era. He was a leading men in several films during the 1920s, but his career was cut short by his death in an automobile accident, aged 26.

Werner Pittschau
Pittschau, ca. 1924
Born(1902-03-24)24 March 1902
Died28 October 1928(1928-10-28) (aged 26)
Years active1919–1928
RelativesErnst Pittschau (half-brother)

Pittschau was the son of theater actors Ernst Pittschau and Hilda Pittschau-Hofer. He began his career after training as an actor at the Deutschen Landestheater in 1919. His older half-brother was actor Ernst Pittschau.[1]

On Sunday, 28 October 1928, Werner Pittschau and his girlfriend, dancer Wilma Harmening, were driving from Berlin to Mecklenburg when Pittschau lost control of the vehicle and collided into a tree near the village of Gerdshagen. The vehicle overturned several times. When the accident was discovered, Pittschau was already deceased. Harmening died at the scene shortly after help arrived. Both Pittschau and Harmening were buried at the Friedhof Heerstraße cemetery in Berlin. However, their graves have not been preserved.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. "Werner Pittschau". Cyranos (in German). 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  2. Mende, Hans-Jürgen (2006). Encyclopedia of Berlin Tombs (in German). Berlin: Haude & Spener. ISBN 978-3-7759-0476-6.
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