Medelsky, Lotte

ACTOR (AUSTRIA)
BORN 18 May 1880, Wien - DIED 5 Dec 1960, Nußdorf am Attersee
REAL NAME Medelsky, Caroline
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 34, Nummer 241)

Lotte Medelsky was educated at the Conservatory in Vienna from 1894 onwards. On 23 Nov 1896 she debuted in "Krieg im Frieden". Her teacher Alexander Strakosch helped her to an engagement at the Burgtheater when she was only seventeen years old and soon she had the parts of Gretchen in "Faust" *1897) and Christine in "Liebelei" (1898).

She worked for the Burgtheater until she retired 1946 and played many different parts. Among them were premieres of works by Gerhart Hauptmann and Arthur Schnitzler. For many years she gave guest performances at the Festspiele in Salzburg.

In 1901 she married the actor Eugen Frank and with him she lived partly in Hietzing and partly in Nußdorf am Attersee. Their children Liselotte (1907-1981) and Hans (d.1946) also became actors.

Images

The grave of Lotte Medelsky at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna.
Picture by androom (15 Aug 2006)

 

Lotte Medelsky.
(c1914)
Picture by W. Weis, Wien

 


Mednyánszky, Ladislav

Published: 5 May 2010
Last update: 5 May 2010