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Ottilie (Tilla) Helene Angela Durieux (Godeffroy)

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Death: February 21, 1971 (90)
Berlin, Germany
Place of Burial: Berlin, Germany
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Max Victor Godeffroy, Prof. Dr. and Adelheid Ottilie Augustine Godeffroy
Wife of Paul Cassirer and Ludwig Katzenellenbogen
Ex-wife of Eugene Spiro

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About Tilla Durieux

Prominent German actress, who died at age ninety in 1971.

Ludwig Katzenellenbogen was her third husband. in 1933 they both fled to Switzerland and then to Yugoslavia to escape the Gestapo.

Tilla mentions much about Ludwig in her memoirs.

Für ihren Künstlernamen »Durieux« übernahm sie den Geburtsnamen ihrer Großmutter väterlicherseits: »Gabrielle du Rieux«


1. The Unbroken Chain - Neil Rosenstein (1990) Volume 1, Chapter 11, page 94, G 13.2

2. Tilla Durieux: Meine ersten neunzig Jahre, by Joachim Werner Preuss (Munich-Berlin 1971)

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Tilla Durieux's Timeline

August 18, 1880
Vienna, Austria
February 21, 1971
Age 90
Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany