Grete Natzler

Grete Natzler (19 June 1906 – 10 June 1999) was an Austrian actress and operatic soprano. Born in Vienna, she was the daughter of actress Lilli Meißner and actor and opera singer Leopold Natzler (1860–1926). Two of her younger sisters were also actors and singers. Her sister, Alice Maria ('Lizzi'), performed under the stage name of Litzie Helm, and Hertha Natzler performed under her own name. Grete began her career on the stage in her native country and in Germany as a performer in operettas. In the early 1930s she appeared in films in both Germany and England, including The Scotland Yard Mystery (1933) and in several film versions of German operettas. After moving to the United States in the late 1930s, she signed a contract with MGM and adopted the pseudonym Della Lind. She is perhaps best known for portraying the role of Anna Albert in the 1938 Laurel and Hardy film Swiss Miss. She was married to composer Franz Steininger (1906–1974).

Grete Natzler
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Natzler in 1935
Born(1906-06-19)19 June 1906
Died10 June 1999(1999-06-10) (aged 92)
Resting placeHoly Cross Cemetery, Culver City
Other names"Della Lind", "Ziegler"
Occupation(s)actress and operatic soprano
Years active1929–1938
Known forSwiss Miss (film)
SpouseFranz Steininger[1]
RelativesHertha Natzler

Her cousin was actor Reggie Nalder.[2]

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  1. ^ "Grete Natzler".
  2. ^ Weniger, Kay (2011). 'Es wird im Leben dir mehr genommen als gegeben...' Lexikon der aus Deutschland und ™sterreich emigrierten Filmschaffenden 1933 bis 1945: Eine Gesamtbersicht. ISBN 9783862820498.

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