Paul Heidemann

Paul Heidemann (26 October 1884 – 20 June 1968) was a German actor, comedian, film director, film producer, and opera singer.[1]

Paul Heidemann
Paul Heidemann by Nicola Perscheid.jpg
Heidemann, ca. 1920
Born(1884-10-26)26 October 1884
Died20 June 1968(1968-06-20) (aged 83)
Occupation(s)Actor, producer, director
Years active1906–1965

After a career as a cigar merchant, he started acting lessons under the tutelage of actor Leopold Teller. Heidemann made his 1906 acting debut in Hanau in the operetta Old Heidelberg as Prince Karl-Heinz. In 1909, he sang in Bruno Granichstaeden's operettas' including Bub oder Mädel at the Schauspielhaus in Breslau.

Heidemann gained the reputation of being a talented comedian after performing in Berlin in 1911 on the recommendation of the composer Jean Gilbert. While in Berlin, he also debuted in Gilbert's play Die keusche Susanne.

In 1912, Franz Porten gave him his first leading role in Das Branmal ihrer Vergangenheit. From 1914 to 1918, he mainly played the comical characters of "Teddy" and "Paulchen". HIs career continued into the 1920s as he played many supporting roles with credits in over 100 films and operettas.

During World War II, Heidemann worked as a film director and stage comedian. In the 1950s he took on roles in several German productions as well some DEFA films.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Grdina, Igor (1 January 2011). Med domom in svetom (in Slovenian). Založba ZRC. ISBN 978-961-254-359-4.
  2. ^ Schneidereit, Wolfgang (1 February 2019). Discographie der Gesangsinterpreten der leichten Muse von 1925 bis 1945 im deutschsprachigen Raum: Eine Discographie mit biographischen Angaben in 3 Bänden Band 2: Kirsten Heiberg bis Ethel Reschke (in German). BoD – Books on Demand. ISBN 978-3-7528-2841-2.

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