Seebach, Marie

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 24 Feb 1834, Riga - DIED 3 Aug 1897, St. Moritz
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dreifaltigkeitskirchhof II, Bergmanstrasse, Kreuzberg (H-MA-1/2)

As a child, Marie Seebach was already on the stage. She was educated as a concert singer at the conservatory in Cologne, but she always restricted herself to acting. She was succesul in Hamburg and Munich and was engaged at the Burgtheater in Vienna.

In 1859 she married the singer Niemann in Hanover. He followed her to Berlin in 1866, but soon a divorce followed. In 1886 she became a member of the Royal Theatre in Berlin. During her career she played important parts like Gretchen (Goethe), Mary Stuart and Desdemona (both Shakespeare).

She left her fortune to a foundation in Weimar that provided for invalid actors and actresses.

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
Marie-Seebach-Stiftung Weimar :: Startseite

Images

The grave of Marie Seebach at the Dreifaltigkeitskirchhof II, Bergmanstrasse, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (15 Jul 2005)

 


Seghers, Anna

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 24 Sep 2005