Rettich, Julie

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 17 Apr 1809, Hamburg - DIED 11 Apr 1866, Wien
REAL NAME Gley, Julie
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, 10. Triesterstraße 1 (Gruft 191)

Daughter of an actor (her father) and an opera singer (her mother). In 1825 she debuted as an actress at the Hoftheater in Dresden where she was guided by Tieck. In 1830 she moved to the Burgtheater in Vienna, succeeding Sophie Schröder. She married the actor Karl Rettich in 1833.

Because of intrigues against her she returned to Dresden in 1833, but in 1835 she was once more engaged at the Burgtheater and she never left in again. She had connections at the Court and her salon was visited by people like Franz Grillparzer, Friedrich Hebbel, Heinrich Laube and Adalbert Stifter. She was a close friend of Friedrich Halm, who wrote some of her finest parts.

From 1863 onwards her health was failing and she was no longer able to work as an actress. She died in 1866. The Rettichgasse in Vienna is named after her.

Family
• Husband: Rettich, Karl

Related persons
• was visited by Grillparzer, Franz
• was visited by Hebbel, Christian Friedrich
• was a friend of Heyse, Paul
• was visited by Stifter, Adalbert

Sources
Wikipedia (German)
Metzleinsdorfer Friedhof

Images

The grave of Julie and Carl Rettich at the Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2002)

 

The grave of Julie and Carl Rettich at the Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (20 Sep 2004)

 


Rettich, Karl

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 1 Jan 2010