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.
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
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