Hildegard Knef

Hildegard Knef

Real Name:
Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef
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Dec.28, 1925 (Ulm, Germany) - Feb.1, 2002 (Berlin, Germany)

Hildegard Knef (known as Hildegarde Neff in the USA) has been possibly the last German diva in the classical sense besides Marlene with whom she was friends.

"Die Knef" (la Knef) started her carreer as a cartoonist at the Ufa studios in Potsdam in 1942. Already in 1946 she appeared in a leading role in Germany's first big movie after WWII called "Die Mörder sind unter uns" (The murderers are among us) - playing a former NAZI concentration camp prisoner. This unusual movie quickly developed into a massive worldwide hit. After winning several acting awards (e.g. Film Festival Locarno in 1948) and several movies later Knef decided to play "Marina" in the movie called "Die Sünderin" (The sinner) in which she performed the first nude scene in German filmmaking. The incident in the latter film sparked one of the largest scandals in German filmmaking history and drew the criticism of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1951 Hollywood called and she started playing with the likes of Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and various others and made her Germany's number one export. Her 1962 appearance as "Pirate Jenny" in "Die Dreigroschenoper" (Three Penny Opera with Curd Jürgens and Gerd Fröbe) is another classical piece showing her incredible acting abilities. 12 years, several Hollywood movies and Broadway appearances later she decided to move back into Germany and focussed on her life not only as an international actress but also as a chansonette and author. In 1968 she won an award being the "Best female German singer" singing German classics such as "Für mich soll's rote Rosen regnen" which even became a number one hit in 1993 when she was re-recording her classic with German Punk Rock-/New Wave-band "Extrabreit". Suffering from breast-cancer in the mid 70ties Knef decided to work more and more as an author and published several worldwide bestsellers including her biography called "Der geschenkte Gaul" (The Gift Horse).
"Die Knef" passed away in the beginning of 2002 after a long fight against cancer and has been tearing a massive gap into Germany's cultural scene which could have never been filled again with such an international flair and class.
Hildegard RIP!
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Hildegard Knef Discography

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42 017 LPES Hildegard Knef Spricht Jean Cocteau Hildegard Knef Spricht Jean Cocteau - Die Geliebte Stimme Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Literarisches Archiv 42 017 LPES Germany 1961 Sell This Version
BLK 16242 Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, Curd Jürgens, Hildegard Knef, Gert Fröbe, Hilde Hildebrand, June Ritchie Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, Curd Jürgens, Hildegard Knef, Gert Fröbe, Hilde Hildebrand, June Ritchie - Die Dreigroschenoper Decca, Deutscher Schallplattenclub BLK 16242 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
SLK 16 253-P Hildegard Knef So Oder So Ist Das Leben (Album) Decca SLK 16 253-P Germany 1963 Sell This Version
SLK 16 313-P Hildegard Knef Hildegard Knef (Album) Decca SLK 16 313-P Germany 1964 Sell This Version
H-800 Hildegard Knef Illusionen (Album) Decca, Deutscher Schallplattenclub H-800 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
SW 99367 Hildegard Knef Germany's Hildegard Neff(LP) London International SW 99367 US 1964 Sell This Version
SDSC 13 903, SDSC 13903 Hildegard Knef Spricht Und Singt Tucholsky (Album) Decca, Decca SDSC 13 903, SDSC 13903 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
DSC 13904 Hildegard Knef und Günter Pfitzmann Hildegard Knef und Günter Pfitzmann - Mrs. Dally (Heute ist Unabhängigkeitstag)(LP, Album) Decca DSC 13904 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
TW 91426 Hildegard Knef Die Neue Knef - Tournee Live (Album) HÖR ZU TW 91426 US 1966 Sell This Version
SLK 16 383-P Hildegard Knef Ich Seh Die Welt Durch Deine Augen (Album) Decca SLK 16 383-P Germany 1966 Sell This Version
P13-74 481 Hildegard Knef So Hat Alles Seinen Sinn (Album) Marcato P13-74 481 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
SLK 16 466-P Knef* Halt Mich Fest (Album) Decca SLK 16 466-P Germany 1967 Sell This Version
SLK 16 540-P Hildegard Knef Träume Heißen Du (Album) Decca SLK 16 540-P Switzerland 1968 Sell This Version
SD 3000/1-2 Hildegard Knef Knef Concert(2xLP, Album) Stern Musik, Decca SD 3000/1-2 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
LK 4992, LK.4992 Hildegard Knef Love For Sale (Album) Decca, Decca LK 4992, LK.4992 UK 1969 Sell This Version
TST 76 624 Hildegard Knef Knef (Album) Stern Musik, Decca TST 76 624 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
DS3124/1-2 Hildegard Knef Der Geschenkte Gaul(2xLP, Album) Decca DS3124/1-2 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
SLK 16734 Hildegard Knef Worum Geht's Hier Eigentlich? (Album) Decca SLK 16734 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
PS 596 Hildegard Knef From Here On In It Gets Rough(LP, Album) London Records PS 596 US 1971 Sell This Version
6435 009 Hildegard Knef Texte Geschrieben Und Gelesen (Album) Philips 6435 009 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
6859 208 Hildegard Knef Und Ich Dreh' Mich Nochmal Um (Album) Philips 6859 208 Switzerland 1972 Sell This Version
27 447-2, 6303 106 Hildegard Knef Ich Bin Den Weiten Weg Gegangen (Album) Philips 27 447-2, 6303 106 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
6303 136 Hildegard Knef Applaus(LP) Philips 6303 136 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
6641 320, 9299 611, 9299 612 Hildegard Knef Das Urteil(2xLP, Album) Philips, Philips, Philips 6641 320, 9299 611, 9299 612 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
6303 166 Hildegard Knef Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schön(LP, Album) Philips 6303 166 Germany 1976 Sell This Version

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August 26, 2015
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