Hildegarde Neff

Hildegard Knef, the husky-voiced singer and actress who sang the role of Communist official Ninotchka in Cole Porter's Silk Stockings, drily dimissing "the urge to merge with the splurge of the spring," died Feb. 1, 2002, in a Berlin hospital, after a long illness. Hildegard Knef, the husky-voiced singer and actress who sang the role of Communist official Ninotchka in Cole Porter's Silk Stockings, drily dimissing "the urge to merge with the splurge of the spring," died Feb. 1 in a Berlin hospital, after a long illness.

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  • Also known as: Hildegard Knef
  • Born: Dec 28, 1925 in Ulm, Würtemberg, GERMANY
  • Death: Feb 1, 2002 in Berlin, GERMANY