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Ruth Leuwerik

Actress

Born - 23 April 1924, Essen, Germany
Died - 12 January 2016

Angular, copper-haired German actress best remembered as the original Maria Von Trapp in two popular German films of the 1950s. Her work included 13 Unter Einem Hut (1949), Vater Braucht Eine Frau (1952), His Royal Highness (1953), Portrait of an Unknown Woman (1954), Ludwig II (1955), The Trapp Family (1956), Franziska (1957), The Trapp Family in America (1958), Sweetheart of the Gods (1960, as film star Renate Mueller), Redhead (1962) and Alibi for Death (1963). Much later, she appeared in Unordnung und Fruhes Leid (1977), her last. The second of her three husbands was actor Dietrich Fischer-Diskau.