Pagay, Sophie

ACTOR (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 22 Apr 1857, Brünn, Mähren (now Brno, Czechia) - DIED 23 Jan 1937, Berlin
REAL NAME Berg, Sophie
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Berlin: Wilmersdorfer Waldfriedhof, Bahnhofstraße 2 (Feld H II-UR-170)

Daughter of a postman. She took children's parts at the Stadttheater in Brno when she was only seven years old. As a grown up she also started her career at Brno, where she was engaged at the Nationaltheater (now the Janácek Theatre).

Engagements in Reval, Kiel, Görlitz, Breslau, Augsburg and Hanover followed. In 1887 she went to Berlin, where she worked for the Residenztheater until 1896 and then moved on to the Lessingtheater and the Königliche Hoftheater. She appeared in 100 movies between 1916 and 1937. In 1920 she was in "Anne Boleyn" together with Henny Porten and Emil Jannings and in 1930 she had a part in "Der Sohn der weißen Berge", a Ljuis Trenker movie.

She married the actor Hans Pagay, who was buried at the Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde in Berlin in 1915.

Sources
Internet Movie Database
PAGAY, HANS - JewishEncyclopedia.com

Images

The grave of Sophie Pagay at the Wilmersdorfer Friedhof in Berlin.
Picture by androom (23 Aug 2006)

 

The grave of Sophie Pagay at the Wilmersdorfer Friedhof in Berlin.
Picture by androom (23 Aug 2006)

 


Pan, Marta

Published: 18 Mar 2007
Last update: 23 Apr 2007