Uschi Glas

Uschi Glas

Additional Names: Ursula Glas (Geburtsname)
Darstellerin, Drehbuch
*02.03.1944 Landau an der Isar

Biography

Uschi Glas was born in Landau on March 2 1944. Originally planning to become an architect, she relocated to Munich in 1964 and started to work as secretary at a law firm, while at the same time making acquaintances in the local film scene. After impressing producer Horst Wendlandt with her critical comments at a film premiere, Wendlandt cast Glas in a small role in the thriller "Der unheimliche Mönch" ("The Monk with the Whip", 1965). After proving her talent, Wendlandt offered her a seven-year-contract including two-years of professional training in acting, singing and dancing.

Glas got her first leading role playing the character of Native-American Apanatschi in the 1966 western "Winnetou und das Halbblut Apanatschi" ("Half-Breed"). This was followed by parts in the comedy "Das große Glück" ("The Lucky Strike", 1967) and the thriller "Der Mönch mit der Peitsche" ("The Monk with the Whip", 1967). In 1968, "Zur Sache Schätzchen" ("Go for It, Baby!") marked her breakthrough as an actress. The offbeat comedy about a slacker from Munich and his girlfriend was one of the first German films to reflect the worldview of the young generation on the brink of the 1968 student revolts. "Zur Sache, Schätzchen" turned out to be a massive hit and garnered two German Film Awards with Glas herself getting nominated as Best Actress. She went on to star opposite Hansi Kraus and Theo Lingen in the high school comedy "Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank" (1968) and the popular thriller "Der Gorilla von Soho" ("Gorilla Gang", 1968), thus appearing in three box-office hits within a few months.

During the following years, Glas was extremely busy, and in 1971 alone, she appeared in nine feature films. She mostly starred in popular comedies like "Hurra, unsere Eltern sind nicht da" (1970), "Wir hau'n den Hauswirt in die Pfanne" (1971) and "Ich denk', mich tritt ein Pferd" (1975) or crime dramas like "Die Tote aus der Themse" ("The Dead One in the Thames River", 1971) and "Der Killer und der Kommissar" ("Killer", F/I/BRD 1972). She also successfully tried herself as a pop artist, working together with producer Giorgio Moroder, and regularly performed in the theatre. Her overall success in film, music and on stage made her an audience favourite and a teen idol: Between 1967 and 1977, she won the readers' award of the influential teen magazine "Bravo" ten times in a row.

From the mid-1970s on, Uschi Glas increasingly worked in TV. From 1977 until 1988, she was a regular cast member of the popular TV series "Polizeiinspektion 1". She also enjoyed great success starring opposite Elmar Wepper in the series "Unsere schönsten Jahre" (1983-1985) and "Zwei Münchner in Hamburg"(1989-1993), the latter garnering her two Austrian "Romy" awards. She won another "Romy" for her performance as a hotel heiress in "Ein Schloß am Wörthersee" ("Lakeside Hotel", 1992/1993) and went on to star in more TV formats, including "Anna Maria – Eine Frau geht ihren Weg" (1994-1997), "Sylvia – Eine Klasse für sich" (1998-2000) and "Zwei am großen See" (2003-2006). Glas also returned to performing at the theatre and revived her career as a singer, recording the 2002 album "Uschi Glas singt die schönsten Weihnachtslieder" and the 2003 album "Sonne, Mond und Sterne - Uschi Glas singt die schönsten deutschen Lieder". In 2004, she published an autobiography titled "Mit einem Lächeln - mein Leben".

Being one if not the most popular German TV actresses, she also starred in feature-length television productions like "Die Erpressung – Ein teuflischer Pakt" (2001), "Drei unter einer Decke" (2003), "Alles Glück dieser Erde" (2003), "Wieder daheim" (2008) and "Für immer daheim" (2011). In 2013, Glas returned to the big screen after almost 30 years, playing a stressed-out teacher in the box-office hit "Fack Ju Göhte" ("Suck Me Shakespeer").

During her long career, Uschi Glas – who has also done a lot of charity work over the years – received numerous commendations, including the Bayerische Verdienstorden, the Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse, the Österreichische Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst and the Bayerische Staatsmedaille für soziale Verdienste.

Filmography

2017 Fack Ju Göhte 3
Cast
 
2014/2015 Fack Ju Göhte 2
Cast
 
2013 Fack Ju Göhte
Cast
 
2003-2005 Felix - Ein Hase auf Weltreise
Voice
 
1997 Fröhliche Chaoten
Cast
 
1996/1997 Frucht der Gewalt
Cast
 
1996 Mein Papa ist kein Mörder
Cast
 
1996 60 Minuten Todesangst
Cast
 
1996 Blutige Rache
Cast
 
1996 Ein Kind war Zeuge
Cast
 
1994 Anna Maria - Eine Frau geht ihren Weg [Pilotfilm]
Cast
 
1993 Tierärztin Christine
Cast, Screenplay
 
1987 ... Irrtum inbegriffen
Cast
 
1986 Das Traumschiff. Thailand
Cast
 
1984 Mensch ohne Fahrschein
Cast
 
1984 Mama Mia. Nur keine Panik
Cast
 
1982 Flöhe hüten ist leichter
Cast
 
1978 Appartment für drei
Cast
 
1977/1978 Ein Koffer
Cast
 
1977 Die Kette
Cast
 
1977 Waldrausch
Cast
 
1976 Angst
Cast
 
1975 Ich denk' mich tritt ein Pferd
Cast
 
1973 Ein Mädchen nachts auf der Straße
Cast
 
1972 Die lustigen Vier von der Tankstelle
Cast
 
1972 Trubel um Trixie
Cast
 
1972 Glücksspirale
Cast
 
1972 Mensch ärgere dich nicht
Cast
 
1972 100 Fäuste und ein Vaterunser
Cast
 
1971/1972 Der Killer und der Kommissar
Cast
 
1971 Verliebte Ferien in Tirol
Cast
 
1971 Hilfe, die Verwandten kommen
Cast
 
1971 Wir hau'n den Hauswirt in die Pfanne
Cast
 
1971 Die Tote aus der Themse
Cast
 
1971 Wenn mein Schätzchen auf die Pauke haut
Cast
 
1971 Hochwürden drückt ein Auge zu
Cast
 
1970/1971 Black Beauty
Cast
 
1970/1971 Black Beauty
Cast
 
1970/1971 Wer zuletzt lacht, lacht am besten
Cast
 
1970 Nachbarn sind zum Ärgern da
Cast
 
1970 Hurra, unsere Eltern sind nicht da
Cast
 
1970 Die Weibchen
Cast
 
1970 Die Feuerzangenbowle
Cast
 
1970 Wir hau'n die Pauker in die Pfanne
Cast
 
1969 Hilfe - ich liebe Zwillinge
Cast
 
1969 Pepe, der Paukerschreck
Cast
 
1969 Klassenkeile - Pauker werden ist nicht schwer - Schüler sein dagegen sehr
Cast
 
1969 Der Kerl liebt mich - und das soll ich glauben?
Cast
 
1968 Immer Ärger mit den Paukern
Cast
 
1968 Der Turm der verbotenen Liebe
Cast
 
1968 Der Gorilla von Soho
Cast
 
1968 Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank
Cast
 
1967/1968 Zur Sache, Schätzchen
Cast
 
1967 Das große Glück
Cast
 
1967 Der Mönch mit der Peitsche
Cast
 
1966 Winnetou und das Halbblut Apanatschi
Cast
 
1965 Der unheimliche Mönch
Cast