Byk, Maria

BORN 1904, München - DIED 1949
REAL NAME Böck, Annemarie Albertine
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Nordfriedhof, Ungererstrasse 130 (097-U-399)

Maria Byk was engaged at the Münchener Kammerspiele from 1925 to 1938. She also appeared in several movies during the 1930s, among them "Der Sündige Hof" (1933) and "Er weiß was er will" (1935). In 1925 she married the Jewish actor and director Julius Gellner. In 1926 they had a daughter, Johanna, who called herself Joan Gellner in later years.

In 1927 she divorced Gellner and in 1929 she married the actor Ferdinand Marian. Marian died during a car crash in 1946 under unclear circumstances. During the trial of Veit Harlan, the director of "Jud Süss" (in which Ferdinand Marian had been forced by the nazi's to play the title part), she gave evidence in favour of Harlan. She committed suicide soon afterwards and was found drowned. In a letter to friends she complained of the situation that artists were in after the war. She was buried next to her husband.

• Husband: Marian, Ferdinand (1936-)


The grave of Ferdinand Marian at the Nordfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2003)


• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo?, Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1989
Julius Gellner – Wikipedia

Byron, Allegra

Published: 10 Aug 2008
Last update: 20 Nov 2015