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"Trudl" Gertrude Rosa Josefine Zipper (Dubsky)

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Wien, Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Death: July 3, 1976 (66)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Wilhelm Josef Dubsky, Dr. jur. and "Marion" Maria Theresia Dubsky
Wife of Herbert Julius Zipper
Sister of Wilhelmina "Minna" Minni" Lang, Dr. phil and Eric Rudolf William Dubsky

Managed by: Pip de P. James
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About "Trudl" Gertrude Rosa Josefine Zipper

Gertrude "Trudl" Rosa Josefine ZIPPER, née DUBSKY: b. 31 Jan 1910, Wien - d. 3 July 1976, LA

Abundant biographical information on the well-known dancer Trudl DUBSKY always gives her year of birth as 1913 ... BUT it should be 1910.

For whatever reason - Trudl must either have intentionally or mistakenly altered her actual age at some point and this was continued throughout her later life - even erroneously etched on her gravestone.

As it became clear that her brother Erich was not only born in the same year but within what would be too few months of his sister sharing exactly the same parents, research was actively and painstakingly pursued with ... SUCCESS at last!

Accurate, conclusive, incontrovertible details on actual R.C. birth record courtesy of the following website: 1910.01.31 - Gertrude DUBSKY - Wien 18, Weinhaus BR: Matricula - Viewer


Gertrude Rosa Josefine DUBSKY, b. 31 Jan 1910, christened 15 May 1910

Father: DUBSKY Wilhelm, "Konfessionslos", Prokurist, b. 4 May 1878, Reitzenschlag, Gmünd,NÖ, orig. Hlumetz, Wittingau, Böhmen. Son of Markus DUBSKY & Antonia, née SCHWARZ

Mother: STEINDORFER Maria Theresia, "Konfessionslos", b. 28 Oct 1882 (sic), orig. . Daughter of Josef STEINDORFER & Anna, née KRACKER

m. 7 June 1909, Wien by civil ceremony

Address: Wien XIII, Spöttelgasse 5

Godmother: Rose Marie HITSCHMANN, Wien XIII, Wendelmanng. 10

This is:

Geni - Rosa Maria Hitschmann (1865-d.)

Rosa Maria Hitschmann

N.B. Rosa's brother Emmerich HITSCHMANN was a colleague at Anker Lebens- & Renten- Versicherung - and probably also a friend - of Wilhelm DUBSKY.

also cf. Index listing:

DUBSKY Gertrude - INDEX BR - 18 Weinhaus: Matricula - Viewer


Married Herbert ZIPPER on 1 Oct 1939, according to most available sources .

For biographical details cf. several sources including the following:

DÖW - Erinnern - Fotos und Dokumente - 1938 - 1945 - Zuflucht in den Tropen - Trudl Dubsky Zipper http://www.doew.at/erinnern/fotos-und-dokumente/1938-1945/zuflucht-in-den-tropen/trudl-dubsky-zipper

Trudl Dubsky Zipper Tänzerin, Tanzpädagogin

Geb. 1913 in Wien. Mit neun Jahren Tanzunterricht an der Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Mitglied des Bodenwieser-Ensembles, mit dem sie zahlreicheTourneen durch Europa unternahm. 1932 Gründung der Rutherstone Dubsky School of Rhythmic Movement in London. 1933 krankheitshalber Rückkehr nach Wien, ab 1935 wieder als Tänzerin und Tanzlehrerin für das Bodenwieser-Ensemble bzw. die Bodenwieser-Schule tätig. Herbst 1937 Übersiedlung nach Manila, wo sie das Department für Tanz an der University of the Philippines einrichtete und als Tanzpädagogin wirkte. Machte gemeinsam mit der Wienerin Käthe Hauser den europäischen Ausdruckstanz auf den Philippinen bekannt. 1939 Eheschließung mit Herbert Zipper.

1946 Weiteremigration in die USA, Direktorin des Tanzdepartments an Erwin Piscators Dramatic Workshop an der New School for Social Research, New York. Eröffnung eines eigenen Tanzstudios. 1952 Übersiedlung nach Chicago, Gründung eines Tanzdepartments an der von Herbert Zipper geleiteten Winnetka School of Music. 1972 Übersiedlung nach Pacific Palisades, Kalifornien, gemeinsam mit Zipper Mitarbeit an kunstpädagogischen Projekten, u. a. in der Lehrerausbildung. Starb 1976 in Los Angeles.

Colburn: Mission & History http://www.colburnschool.edu/page.cfm?p=1488

Trudl Dubsky Zipper: 1913-1976

Trudl Dubsky Zipper was an innovative dancer, choreographer and teacher. Born in Vienna, she trained and performed with the Bodenwieser School and was renowned for her dynamic modern dancing and high leaps.

She co-founded the Rutherston-Dubsky School in London and later performed and taught in the Philippines. Trudl was also an accomplished visual artist and her paintings of Manila during the Japanese occupation were published in Life Magazine.

Trudl continued as a teacher and choreography throughout her life, including at the Chicago Conservatory of Music, and later at the University of Southern California. The Colburn Dance Institute was renamed the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute in 2008 to honor this extraordinary woman.

And also:

Gertrud Bodenwieser and Vienna's Contribution to Ausdruckstanz - Google Books http://books.google.de/books?id=lqJlAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA92&lpg=PA92&dq=trudl+dubsky+wien&source=bl&ots=o6sXdA4IfT&sig=k7K-mZwk-IxVdf-II94jjElWL2A&hl=de&sa=X&ei=GGk3U4OfA4mItAbjjoGoAQ&ved=0CBsQ6AEwBA

Plus ...

Random Thoughts from an Aging Brain - Lucy Horwitz - Google Books http://books.google.de/books?id=HEYGKoQe2BcC&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=trudl+dubsky+los+angeles&source=bl&ots=yfpI2xdNZf&sig=l-RVeEcsO3U7esTcS29GaqlT4k0&hl=de&sa=X&ei=s203U5vbLsGVtQb9zYGoDQ&ved=0CBwQ6AEwCDgK

(N.B. discrepancies concerning whether it was Trudl or Herbert who was first in the Philippines ...)

Trudl Dubsky ZIPPER US Naturalization Records (#1067844) http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/SingleIndexIndView.aspx?ix=ft_usnaturalization&hpp=1&rf=*,z*&qt=i&zdocid=22296572_227 Surname: ZIPPER Given Name: Trudl Dubsky

Birth Year: 1913 Admission Year: 1951

Publisher: NARA Publication No.: M1164 Publication Title: Index to the Naturalization Petitions of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1865-1957

Trudl Dubsky Zipper (1913 - 1976) - Find A Grave Memorial http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106605565 Birth: Jan. 31, 1913 Death: Jul. 3, 1976 Santa Monica Los Angeles County California, USA

Name: Trudl D Zipper Social Security #: 068248284 Gender: Female Birth Date: 31 Jan 1913 Birth Place: Other Country Death Date: 3 Jul 1976 Death Place: Los Angeles

Family links:

 Herbert Zipper (1904 - 1997)*

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery Santa Monica Los Angeles County California, USA

Not to omit this most interesting and entertaining blog ...

The Linosaurus: Arthur Paunzen, a forgotten etcher


(N.B. Herbert’s mother Regine ZIPPER, née WESTREICH, was a sister of Cornelia “Nelly” PAUNZEN, née WESTREICH, Arthur Paunzen’s wife ....)

Main profile photo thanks to DUBSKY family.

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"Trudl" Gertrude Rosa Josefine Zipper's Timeline

January 31, 1910
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
July 3, 1976
Age 66
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States