BORN 8 Jan 1900, Wien - DIED 21 Aug 1975, Dresden, Sachsen|
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Waldfriedhof Weißer Hirsch, Am Heiderand 8
Antonia Dietrich was the daughter of a civil servant. She debuted at the Staatstheater in Dresden when she was eighteen years old. She played all classical parts there, among them Gretchen (in 1919), Ophelia and Cordelia. In 1920 she played countess Cosel in the movie "Der Galante König". In 1923 her Mary Stuart was praised highly and her part in Goethe's "Iphigenie auf Tauris" (1924) was probably her biggest succes.
The Staatstheater was closed in 1944 because of the war but she was there again in 1945, playing Sittha in Lessing's "Nathan der Weisse". In 1969 her engagement at the Staatstheater had lasted 50 years and it was celebrated with her performance of Jenny Treibel in Theodor Fontane's comedy.
She continued her career until 1975. Her last two parts were in plays by G.B. Shaw. In 1975 she fell ill and after an operation she died in a hospital in Dresden, aged 75. She left a ring to Else Fiedler, her friend of many years, who gave it in turn to the Staatstheater, requesting that it should always be handed over to an actress of the Schauspielhaus in Dresden.