13 December 1915
Birth of Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgen Jürgens, son to Kurt Jürgens and Marie-Albertine Jürgens, née Noir, in Solln near Munich. Twin sisters Jeannette and Marguerite.
First theatre appearance at the amateur theatre of a Berlin grammar school in the play “Zwölftausend” (“Twelve Thousand”) in the role of the schemer and villain.
Stay at a boarding school in London in the home of family friends.
Film debut alongside Willi Forst in KÖNIGSWALZER
First theatre engagement at Dresden’s Central Theatre and Berlin’s Metropol Theatre in “Ball der Nationen” (“Ball of Nations”).
15 June, marries the actress Lulu Basler.
Engagement at the Deutschen Volkstheater in Vienna.
Engagement at Vienna’s Burgtheater in Romeo und Juliette.
First leading role in a film in EINE KLEINE SOMMERMELODIE.
The last film with Willi Forst WIENER MÄDELN is only completed after the end of the war and has its German première on 19 August 1949 in Berlin. At the end of 1944 and during the filming, Jürgens is required to undertake entrenching duty.
Founding of the touring theatre, the “Münchner Gastspielbühne Curd Jürgens”, a repertory company with a programme consisting of guest performances, is wound up after less than a year.
Artistic director of Straubing City Theatre until 30 September 1946.
Jürgens assumes Austrian citizenship.
8 October: Separation from Lulu Basler.
16 October: Marriage to the actress Judith Holzmeister.
23 January: Première of his first postwar film, HIN UND HER.
22 January: Première of the play “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams at the Academy Theatre in Vienna. Start of Jürgens’ collaboration with Berthold Viertel including the starring role of Stanley Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951).
With PRÄMIEN AUF DEM TOD Curd Jürgens directs himself in the first of four films.
Jürgens receives the Coppa Volpi at the Venice Film Festival for Best Actor in DES TEUFELS GENERAL and LES HÉROS SONT FATIGUÉS.
13 August: Marries the actress Eva Bartok. The mariage lasts just one year.
Filming with Brigitte Bardot for ET DIEU… CRÉA LA FEMMA. She coins the expression “armoire normande” (Norman wardrobe) for Curd Jürgens .
International breakthrough in THE ENEMY BELOW with Robert Mitchum.
14 September: Marriage to the photo model Simone Bicheron during the filming of DER SCHINDERHANNES.
Curd Jürgens films KATIA with Romy Schneider.
20 September: Curd Jürgens receives the Josef-Kainz-Medaille the city of Vienna for his portrayal of the role of Bill Maitland in “Richter in eigener Sache”.
Curd Jürgens plays Everyman at the Salzburg Festival.
The song “60 Jahre, und kein bißchen weise” is released.
Curd Jürgens becomes professor of the Austrian Academy of the Arts.
His autobiographical novel “… und kein bißchen weise” is released at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
21 March: Marriage to Margie Schmitz.
Release of the novel “Der süße Duft der Rebellion”.
Curd Jürgens receives the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Filmband in Gold for his long-standing and outstanding work in German film.
18 June 1982
Curd Jürgens dies in Vienna and is laid to rest in a grave of honour in Vienna’s Central Cemetery.
Margie Jürgens passes the estate to the German Film Museum in Frankfurt am Main.
21 November to 11 January 1998: First presentation of the estate in the German Film Museum.
7 June to 10 September: Exhibition and accompanying publication “Curd Jürgens” at the German Film Museum in Frankfurt am Main.
17 May to 23 September: The German Film Museums’ exhibition “Curd Jürgens” transfers to Vienna’s Theatre Museum.
New edition of the accompanying book.
13 December: Launch of the virtual exhibition of Curd Jürgensʼ estate.