Schneider, Magdalena “Magda”, born 17-05-1909, in Augsburg, Bavaria. After training as a stenographer, she studied singing at the Augsburg Academy and ballet at the local theater. She made her stage debut at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich . She drew the attention of Ernst Marischka, an Austrian screenwriter and film director he died age 70, on 12-05-1963, in Switzerland, who called her to the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, and in 1930 gave Schneider her first film role. In 1937 Schneider married the Austrian actor Wolf Albach-Retty
, he died age 60, on 21-02-1967, in Vienna, with whom she had two children: Rosemarie Magdalena, called Romy, and Wolfgang Dieter later a surgeon, born in 1940. During World War II Schneider lived in the Bavarian Alps near Hitler’s retreat in the Obersalzberg
above Berchtesgaden. Schneider was a guest of Adolf Hitler´s on the Berghof, who declared that she was his favorite actress. She divorced Albach-Retty in 1945 and married the Cologne restaurant owner Hans Herbert Blatzheim in 1953. Blatzheim died age 62, of heart failure, on 01-05-1968,
Death and burial ground of Schneider, Magdalena “Magda”.