Dora Altmann

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Dora Altmann
Dora Alrich

(1881-02-20)20 February 1881
Died 24 December 1971(1971-12-24) (aged 90)
Occupation Film and television actress
Years active 1960–1971
Height 5'1 (1.55 m)

Dora Altmann (born Dora Alrich, 20 February 1881 – 24 December 1971) was a German actress, who acted in television and film during the 1960s and early 1970s.


Altmann was 80 years old when she made her screen debut in 1961 as Veronika in Die drei Eisbären. She played the small uncredited part of Grandma Georgina, (Charlie Bucket's grandmother), in the 1971 film version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, her only US film credit. Her final screen role, as Frau Windegger on the episode "Wenn Steine sprechen" of the television series Tatort, was aired in 1972.

Altmann died on Christmas Eve 1971, at the age of 90, while on holiday in New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.

Selected Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1961 Der Komödienstadel - Die drei Eisbären Die Alte, Veronika German TV
1963 Als ich noch der Waldbauernbub war
1966 Der Komödienstadel Die alte Sterzerin German TV
1966 Endkampf Oma German TV
1969 Der Komödienstadel - Das Wunder des heiligen Florian Die alte Lechnerin German TV
1971 Mathias Kneissl
1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Grandma Georgina

External links

  • Dora Altmann on IMDb

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