Herta Staal, of Vienna, has died at 91 on Saturday 2nd of October 2021. The film star passed away in Munich, her adopted home.
The death of the former actress was announced by her close friend Marion Wagner.
She first debuted on stage at the Wiener Stadttheater at the age of 18. Staal had completed classical dance training, including at the Vienna State Opera, as well as studying acting and singing.
Staal performed at the Vienna Citizens’ Theater and the Graz State Theater, where cinema star Johannes “Jopi” Heesters (1903-2011) once stood on stage with Staal in Vienna and then invited the then 20-year-old on a tour of Germany.
Herta Staal was an artistic all-rounder, she was an actor, dancer, and singer. During her career that lasted more than 40-years, she has appeared on stage all over Germany and has celebrated success with appearances in Tennessee Williams’ “The Tattooed Rose” or as “Colombe” (1957) in the play of the same name by Jean Anouilh.
Also, she played roles in film and television productions such as “Where the old woods rush” (1956) and “A waltz dream” (1969). She appeared in operettas and musicals, worked for radio and as a voice actress.
Herta lived in Munich for more than 35 years.
— Westdeutsche Zeitung (@wznewsline) October 2, 2021