Ursula Thiess

German actor Ursula Thiess

Ursula Thiess was a German film actress who had a brief Hollywood career in the 1950s Thiess began her career on the stage in her native Germany and by dubbing female voices in American films as Ursula Schmidt.
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15 May 1924
19 June 2010
Death Place
City of Burbank

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  • 2010
    Age 85
    Thiess died of natural causes in an assisted living care facility in Burbank on June 19, 2010, at the age of 86.
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  • 1973
    Age 48
    After Taylor's death, she was obliged to sell their ranch. She moved to Bel Air, and in 1973, she married film distributor Marshall Schacker, and they stayed married until his death from cancer in 1986.
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  • 1969
    Age 44
    Her son, Michael, who had served a year in a German prison for attempting to poison his natural father, died shortly before Robert Taylor's death, in 1969 of drug overdose.
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  • 1956
    Age 31
    They moved with Ursula's two children from her previous marriage, to their ranch in Brentwood, California, in 1956, and lived there until Taylor's death from cancer in 1969.
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  • 1954
    Age 29
    She met and eventually married Robert Taylor in 1954 and virtually abandoned her film career to become a mother and housewife.
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    Thiess began her career on the stage in her native Germany and by dubbing female voices in American films as Ursula Schmidt. After she married Georg Otto Thiess, she became Ursula Thiess and was featured in many German magazines, including several cover photos, as well as the cover of Life magazine, 1954, as an upcoming model, and she was dubbed the "most beautiful woman in the world."
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  • 1947
    Age 22
    That marriage dissolved in 1947, and in 1948, she began a modeling career in Berlin.
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  • 1924
    Born on May 15, 1924.
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