URSULA REIT, Wozu hat der Mensch die Hände?Posted: March 12, 2008
Ursula Reit (5 March 1914 – 9 November 1998), born in Wuppertal, Germany, was an actress who is perhaps best known for her role as Mrs. Gloop in the 1971 musicalWillyWonka & the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder. Reit died in 1998 at the age of 84.
I couldn`t find out much about her career. It seems she began appearing in movies when she was already in her 50s. In the late 60s and early 70s she played in a bunch of B-Movies, especially German Sex-Movies like: Pudelnackt in Oberbayern(1969), Graf Porno und die liebesdurstigen Töchter(1969), Das Bumsfidele Häuschen(1971), Blutjung und liebeshungrig (Naughty Nymphs,1972), Eine Armee Gretchens (Frauleins in Uniform,1973), Magdalena, vom Teufel besessen (Beyond the Darkness,1974), Schulmädchen-Report 9 (1975) and Schulmädchen-Report 10 (1976).
(The above image is from the book “Worst Movie Posters Of All Time”, Sphere Books 1984)
Ursula Reit made this record privately on her own URA label. I think it was meant to be a benefit record for the “Deutscher Tierschutzbund”, a animal rights organisation. At least there is a stamp indicating that in the upper left corner.
(Ein kleiner, von mir auf deutsch geschriebener Text, über diese Single von Ursula Reit, erschien am 13. August 2009 in der Wochenzeitung Jungle World.
Im Internet zu lesen ist er hier.)