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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Hildegard Knef Quotes:

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.

[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.

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Hildegard Knef Facts
Ella Fitzgerald called her "the best singer without voice".

Knef launched a career as a singer in the 1960s and wrote a best-selling 1970 autobiography.

Her nude scene as "Marina" in Sunderin (1951), the first in German filmmaking, drew the criticism of the Roman Catholic Church.

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