Quietly intense Viennese leading actress, primarily on stage, who enjoyed considerable success in the days before WWII. After coming to America with the husband she met at war's end, Huber continued h...
Joined the Schauspielhaus; played more than 180 roles over a five year period
Originated the Broadway role of Mrs. Edith Frank in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Acted on Broadway in the suspense drama, "Dial M for Murder"
Made American stage debut in "Flight into Egypt", directed by Elia Kazan
Lectured in the New York City area at schools on the legacy of Anne Frank
Performed with a company which entertained American troops after the liberation of Austria at the end of WWII; met her future husband, then a U.S. Army captain (date approximate)
Reprised her role in the film version of "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Began her acting career at the Deutsches Volkstheatre while still a student at her art school academy
Retired from acting
Quietly intense Viennese leading actress, primarily on stage, who enjoyed considerable success in the days before WWII. After coming to America with the husband she met at war's end, Huber continued her theatrical career in "Flight to Egypt" (1952), directed by Elia Kazan, as one of a family of Austrians trying to emigrate to America. She also played on Broadway in "Dial M for Murder" (1953), but her best-remembered part remains that of the patient Jewish mother bordering on hysteria as she hides with her family and friends from the Nazis in "The Diary of Anne Frank". Huber, who had acted in European films before the war, recreated her Mama Frank in George Stevens's memorable 1959 film version. Two years later, she retired from acting, and later lectured regularly in the New York City area on the legacy of Anne Frank. Mother of actress Bibi Besch and grandmother of actress Samantha Mathis.
married c. 1946; survived her
appeared in films including "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982), "Who's That Girl?" (1987) and "Steel Magnolias" (1989); died on September 7, 1996 of cancer at the age of 56
born c. 1948; marketing executive; worked for the USA cable-TV network