URSULA REIT, Wozu hat der Mensch die Hände?

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.

URSULA REIT, Wozu hat der Mensch die Hände?

(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.)


2 Comments on “URSULA REIT, Wozu hat der Mensch die Hände?”

  1. Ursula went to acting school with my mum (also named Ursula) in the 1940’s. So we knew her a little. Her younger brother was Karl Schedereit who was a documentary film producers in th 60s to 90s (Ursula’s real name was Schedereit, but she shed the “Schede”, excuse the pun). She was a demanding character, frightened me as a boy, and I steared clear of the two Ursulas when they were together and got into high gear over old stories. And the actress was very nervous that my mum knew her real age. Her eduction as an actress was excellent and it is a bit tragic she rarely got roles worth her skill and dedication.

    Chris (Munich)

  2. Tkonst says:

    Stile like у Yuriy Antonov! Hi hi!

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