Swiss Hermann Ferdinand Schell was the husband of Austrian actress Margarete NoÃ© von Nordberg (1905-1995). The couple were the parents of theatre and film actors Maximilian (1930-2014), Carl Hermann (*1927), Immy (1935-1992) and Maria Schell (1926-2005), who were all known worldwide.
Hermann Ferdinand Schell first studied medicine and law, but soon turned to literature, becoming editor of the literature magazine Das Gegenspiel (The Counterplay) and co-founder of the Federation of Dramatic Poetry. He worked initially in MÃ¼nchen, but after marriage moved to Wien (Vienna). After the âAnschlussâ of Austria, he went back to Switzerland. Schell bequeathed a remarkable lyrical work and also distinguished himself as a novelist, short-story writer and essayist.