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Broch, Hermann - Brücke, Franz Theodor von (11/25)
Bronner, Ferdinand Pseudonym: Franz Adamus Bronner, Oscar

Bronner, Gerhard


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Gerhard Bronner, photo, around 1965



Bronner, Gerhard, b. Vienna, Oct. 23, 1922, composer and revue artiste, father of Oscar Bronner, left Austria for Palestine in 1938 returning to Vienna after World War II. Comedy shows ("Blattl vor´m Mund", "Glasl vor´m Aug", "Dachl über´m Kopf", "Hackl im Kreuz") with M. Kehlmann, H. Qualtinger, C. Merz, G. Kreisler, L. Martini and P. Wehle 19501961. Manager of several theatres in the 1950s (including the Theater am Kärntnertor). 1979-1988 manager of the "Fledermaus" and the radio comedy show "Guglhupf".


Works: Songs: Der Wilde mit seiner Maschin´; Der g´schupfte Ferdl; Der Papa wird´s schon richten; and many others. - Viennese version of the musicals "My Fair Lady" (1969) and "Anatevka". - Translation of E. Kishon's "Abraham kann nichts dafür", 1984. - Kein Blattl vor´m Mund, 1992; Die goldene Zeit des Wr. Cabaretts. Anekdoten, Texte, Erinnerungen, 1995; Tränen gelacht. Der jüdische Humor, 1999.

Literature: G. Promitzer, Das Kabarett im Spiegel einer Dekade 1951-1961, 1991.


 
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