Käthe Gold (11 February 1907 – 11 October 1997) was an Austrian actress.

Käthe Gold as a cleaning lady in an episode of Der Kommissar (1974)

Born in Vienna, she trained in that city as an actress and then went to Bern, Breslau (now Wrocław) and Munich. In 1932 she went to Berlin, where she remained until 1944. It was during those years that she had her greatest successes on the stage in plays such as Goethe's Faust (Gretchen), Shakespeare's Hamlet (Ophelia), and Ibsen's A Doll's House (Nora).

In 1944, Gold went to Zurich, and in 1947 she returned to Vienna, where she played at the Burgtheater.

Gold's stage career prevented her from appearing in many movies. Of the few films in which she did act, Amphitryon (1935, playing Alkmene), The Girl from Barnhelm (1940) and, after the war, Rose Bernd (1957) and Karl May (a 1976 biopic about Karl May) are notable. On TV she played Linda opposite Heinz Rühmann in a 1968 German language version of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. She also had two guest appearances in the TV series, Der Kommissar.

Käthe Gold died in her native Vienna at the age of 90.


Year Title Role Notes
1935 Amphitryon Amphitryons Gemahlin Alkmene
1935 The Valley of Love Die Marktgräfin
1937 Another World Audrey
1939 Die unheimlichen Wünsche Pauline, Silhouettenschneiderin
1940 The Girl from Barnhelm Minna von Barnhelm
1950 Der Wallnerbub Monika - Davids Mutter
1951 Eyes of Love Schwester Agnes
1952 Palace Hotel Emilie - Zimmermädchen
1956 Fuhrmann Henschel
1957 Rose Bernd Henriette Flamm
1961 Der Bauer als Millionär Lacrimosa
1968 Death of a Salesman [de] Linda TV movie
1974 Karl May Klara May
1980 Die Reise ins tausendjährige Reich Martha Musil

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  1. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 144. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 475. Retrieved 2 January 2013.

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