12 June 1884
|Died||2 September 1971 (aged 87)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Hedwig Reicher|
|Occupation||Opera singer, actress|
|Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)|
|Relatives||Frank Reicher (half-brother), Ernst Reicher (brother)|
Reicher was christened Hedwig, but she altered the spelling after she came to the United States because some people called her "Mr. Hedwig". She was half-sister of actor Frank Reicher, sister of actor and screenwriter Ernst Reicher, and daughter of actor Emanuel Reicher. Another brother, Hans Reicher, was a sculptor, and her sister, Elly, was an actress.
Reicher's film debut came in The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, produced by Ferdinand Earle.
In addition to acting, Reicher produced two plays with her father and in 1921 had a solo production of Monna Vanna at Los Angeles's Little Theater. She also acted in all three.
On February 2, 1934, Reicher married concert pianist and music teacher Maurice Zam in Hollywood, California.
- A Lover's Oath (1925) – Hassan's wife
- The King of Kings (1927) – (uncredited)
- The Leopard Lady (1928) – Fran Holweg
- True Heaven (1929) – Madame Grenot
- The Godless Girl (1929) – Prison Matron
- Lucky Star (1929) – Mrs. Tucker
- Mordprozeß Mary Dugan (1931) – Mrs. Rice
- Beyond Victory (1931) – German Nurse (uncredited)
- Sporting Chance (1931) – Aunt Hetty
- The Dragon Murder Case (1934) – Mrs. Schwartz (uncredited)
- Rendezvous (1935) – De Segroff's Associate (uncredited)
- The House of a Thousand Candles (1936) – Maria
- I Married a Doctor (1936) – Bessie Valborg
- Dracula's Daughter (1936) – the innkeeper's wife (uncredited)
- It Could Happen to You (1937) – German Woman at Boardinghouse (uncredited)
- Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) – Lisa Kassel
- Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) – Nurse (uncredited, Last appearance)
- On the Eve (1909), her Broadway debut
- The Next of Kin (1909)
- Henrik Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea (1911) – Ellida
- The Thunderbolt (1911)
- June Madness (1912) – Mrs. Thornborough
- The Stronger (1913)
- When the Young Vine Blooms (1915)
- Caliban of the Yellow Sands (1916) – Cleopatra
--Source: Internet Broadway Database
Reicher was hired to portray the mythological figure Columbia for the Woman Suffrage Procession, a suffrage parade on March 3, 1913, in Washington, DC. According to news reports at the time, the group, which included 5000 to 8000 suffragists, marched from the US Capitol to the Treasury Building, and was watched by a crowd of 500,000 (mostly men). Their intent was to upstage Woodrow Wilson's inauguration, due to take place the following day.
- "Hedwiga Reicher". Who Is Log. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- "Hedwig Reicher". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 5 December 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
- "Repertoire for Hedwiga Reicher". Los Angeles Evening Express. 12 August 1921. p. 19. Retrieved 6 February 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
- Silent Film Necrology by Eugene Michael Vazzana p.439, 2nd edition c. 2001; McFarland Publishing
- Who Was Who On the Screen by Evelyn Truitt page 607, c.1983; RR Bowker Company
- "Hedwiga Reicher Is Wed". The New York Times. 4 February 1934. p. N 3. ProQuest 100911312. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
- Taylor, Alan (1 March 2013). "100 Years Ago, The 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade". The Atlantic.
- Media related to Hedwiga Reicher at Wikimedia Commons
- Hedwiga Reicher at the Internet Broadway Database
- Portrait, NY Public Library, Billy Rose collection
- Portraits of Hedwig Reicher and her father Emanuel Reicher (gutenberg.org)