Ada Michajlowna Tschechowa
9 September 1916
|Died||28 January 1966 (aged 49)|
|Children||2, including Vera Tschechowa|
Ada Tschechowa was born to esteemed actors Olga and Michael Chekhov on 9 September 1916 in Moscow, Russia. In 1921, her family moved to Berlin, where she grew up. From a young age, Ada followed in the path of her parents and grew an interest in becoming a theater actress, which led her to attending the Staatliche Schauspielschule in Berlin and private lessons with Walter Franck. In April 1935, she tried out for and was accepted for an Austrian production of The Pompadour and The Empress's Favourite the following year. Until the end of World War II she played in two more movies, and then in Secret of a Marriage in 1951. Ada played primarily in the theater for the Agency for Film and Television in the Berlin artist's colony and supervised such people as Angelika Meissner and Rex Gildo.
From her second marriage, Ada gave birth to a daughter, Vera Tschechowa in 1940. Ada, according to her daughter, was very protective of Vera. In one instance, recorded in an interview with Frau im Spiegel and Vera Tschechowa, Elvis Presley met Vera and asked if he could accompany her home and was negatively received by Ada.
- With the Eyes of a Woman (1942)
- Renata Helker / German Theater Museum: The Chekhov. Ways to Modernity. Berlin, 2005
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- "Michael Rux - Tchechow".
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- "Ada Tschechowa". findagrave.com. Find a Grave. Retrieved 7 May 2012.