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Eva Zilcher (born November 25, 1920 in Würzburg ; † January 20, 1994 in Vienna ) was a German actress who worked in Vienna for decades.
Eva Zilcher was a daughter of the pianist and composer Hermann Zilcher and the actress Luise Henrich. The actress, who later also gave acting lessons, made her debut in Cologne in 1939. From 1941 onwards she performed at the municipal theaters in Graz. From 1944, Zilcher, brought to Vienna by Heinz Hilpert, received engagements in several Viennese theaters and stages (Volkstheater; Insel; Theater in der Josefstadt; Scala Vienna ). From 1960 she played numerous roles at the Vienna Burgtheater, including in plays by Brecht, Grillparzer, Schiller, Shakespeare and Dürrenmatt. In between, she also gave guest performances in Basel, Berlin and Zurich. She was awarded the professional title of chamber actress.
Eva Zilcher rests in the Vienna Central Cemetery (group 33 G, grave 72) together with Dorothea Neff, whose helpful companion and colleague she was, in an honorary grave of the city of Vienna. In September 2011, the play You stay with me, written by Felix Mitterer, was premiered at the Volkstheater in Vienna. It deals with the fact that Dorothea Neff spontaneously decided to hide her Jewish friend Lilli Wolff from the Nazi thugs for the duration of the war. As Wolff's confidante and competitor for Neff's affection, Eva Zilcher is part of the play based on actual events. The Eva-Zilcher-Gasse in Vienna's 10th district is named after her.
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