Hildegard Knef Overview:

Actress, Hildegard Knef, was born Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef on Dec 28, 1925 in Ulm, Germany. Knef died at the age of 76 on Feb 1, 2002 in Berlin, Germany and was laid to rest in Waldfriedhof Zehlendorf an der Potsdamer Chaussee Cemetery in Berlin, Germany.



Hildegard Knef's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #96 on Dec 13, 1951.

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[after escaping from a train and tumbling down a steep hillside, Mike and Janine come to rest next to each other]
Mike Kells: You know something? This is the first time I really looked at you. Really looked at you, just as a girl.
[last lines]
Janine Betki: And so it is.

Janine Betki: You're making a great mistake Mr. Kells. Sam was my friend.

Janine Betki: [to Mike] He loved you as only some brothers love.

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Hildegard Knef Facts
Close personal friend of Marlene Dietrich, despite being in the legend's international shadow for much her career.

Hildegard trusted her clothing and gowns to one person who was based in New York. It was Irish-born Thomas Starr, grandfather of fashion designer Karen Starr-DelloIacono.

Knef launched a career as a singer in the 1960s and wrote her bestselling autobiography "Der geschenkte Gaul - Bericht aus meinem Leben" ("The Gift Horse - Report from my life") in 1970.

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