Kreisler, Georg

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Kreisler, Georg Gender: M
born on 18 July 1922 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Vienna, Austria, 48n13, 16e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 24°47' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 05°51 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 13°43'

Georg Kreisler


Austrian-American Viennese-language cabarettist, satirist, composer, and author. He was particularly popular in the 1950s and 1960s

In 1938, he was forced to flee with his parents due to increasing Nazi restrictions on Jews. In 1941, he married Philine Hollaender, daughter of Friedrich Hollaender and Blandine Ebinger. In 1943, he became an American citizen. He enlisted in the Army, and was stationed in Europe. He wrote songs for soldiers in Britain and France with the help of Marcel Prawy. After the war, he went to Hollywood and worked on movies with Charlie Chaplin. He performed at nightclubs and bars to make ends meet. In 1947, he was rejected by the record companies because his songs were "Un-American", especially songs with titles such as "Please Shoot Your Husband". In 1955, he returned to Europe, first to Vienna, then Munich in 1958, Berlin in 1976, Salzburg in 1988, Basel in 1992, and back to Salzburg in 2007.

Kreisler was considered a master of language. His songs are characterized by black humour and uncompromising criticism of society and politics. This caused him many difficulties and also contributed to appearance prohibitions in radio and television.

He died on 22 November 2011 at age 89 in Salzburg, Austria.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Taeger quotes Meridian December 1993: personal statement via M. Dalvit-Friis: "I was born on 18 July 1922 at 6 am in Wein"


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Other Entertainment (cabarettist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor