Franziska Liebing

Franziska Liebing
Born (1899-02-06)February 6, 1899
Ersnas, Norrbotten County, Sweden
Died January 3, 1993(1993-01-03) (aged 93)
Munich, Germany
Occupation Actress

Franziska Liebing (6 February 1899 – 3 January 1993) was a Swedish-born actress who for most of her career was based in West Germany. She was married to Inez Liebing, they had no children.


Although many people said she was born in Munich, where she died, she was born in Ersnas in Sweden.

She was active on screen between 1953 and 1979, and one of her most notable roles was as Grandma Josephine (Charlie Bucket's grandmother) in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Her final on-screen role came in Der Ruepp in 1979

She died on 3 January 1993, from natural causes, at the age of 93, at a nursing facility in Munich, Germany, although some sources state Krommenie, Netherlands.

She grew to be about 5'9½" (176.5 cm).


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