Wüst, Ida

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Wüst, Ida Gender: F
Ida Clara Sophia Wüest
born on 3 January 1879 at 08:45 (= 08:45 AM )
Place Bockenem, Germany, 52n00, 10e07
Timezone LMT m10e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 12°38' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°39 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 21°23'

Ida Wüst (1920s)


German stage and film actress whose career was prominent in the 1920s and 1930s with Universum Film AG (UFA).

In 1907 she became a member of the ensemble of the Lessing-Theater in Berlin, where she performed roles in Hosenrollen (roles in which women impersonate men in trousers), and comedies and became sought after actress.

She befriended and married actor Bruno Kastner, with whom she began writing screenplays. The couple married in 1918, divorced in 1924, and had no children.

Following the war, Wüst's 1946 request for denazification was dismissed because during the Nazi regime, she was accused of denouncing fellow actors such as Eduard von Winterstein. Wüst was known to have corresponded with Adolf Hitler throughout the war years and several of her letters to Hitler are on file at the Princeton University Adolf Hitler Collection. Only in 1949 was Wüst classified as suitable to resume her career. During the 1950s, she made several films, often appearing as sprightly elderly ladies and comedic matronly types. Also, during the 1950s, she again returned to the stage.

During her career, Ida Wüst appeared opposite some of the most notable stars of the German cinema, such as Heinz Rühmann, Hans Albers, Peter Lorre, Paul Henckels, Käthe Dorsch, Hans Moser, Käthe Haack, Paul Kemp, Theo Lingen and many more.

Ida Wüst died of a stroke following a severe bout of pneumonia on 4 November 1958 in Berlin-Schöneberg at age 79.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1918 (Bruno Kastner)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1924 (Bruno Kastner)

Source Notes

Birth registry entry in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file (no. 8), death data in margin.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Terminal)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Bruno Kastner, actor)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Stroke)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Stage and film)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Theatre)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screen)