Laubinger, Otto

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 11 Mar 1892, Eichenrod - DIED 27 Oct 1935, Bad Nauheim, Hessen
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Berlin: Südwestfriedhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Epiphanien, Gartenblock II, Erbbegräbnis)

Otto Laubinger was an actor at the Berliner Staatstheater. In 1922 he was in the movie "Der böse Geist Lumpaci Vagabundus" ("Lumpaci the Vagabond ") and in 1930 he played next to Hans Albers in "Das Gestohlene Gesicht" ("The Stolen Face").

His talents seem to have been limited, but soon after the nazis came to power in 1933, he took over the presidency of the "Genossenschaft der deutschen Bühnenangehörigen" (a union of actors), after his predecessors Wallauer and Otto were forced to give up their jobs by the authorities. From 1933 to 1935 he directed the Theatre department of the Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda and he became the first president of the Reichstheaterkammer (The Reichstheaterkammer was part of the Reichskulturkammer and decided who was allowed to perform and who wasn't).

Sources
• Gottschalk, Wolfgang, Südwestfriedhof Stahnsdorf, Verlag Dirk Nishen, Berlin, 1991

Images

The grave of Otto Laubinger at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (13 Nov 2004)

 


Laurencin, Marie

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 24 Oct 2009