|ACTOR, DIRECTOR (GERMANY)|
BORN 16 Jul 1828, Güstrow, Mecklenburg - DIED 13 Feb 1896, Wien|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, 10. Triesterstraße 1 (Mitte oben, nr. 34)
Ludwig Gabillon came from a Huegenot family from Mecklenburg.
He grew up in Güstrow and from an early age he travelled as
an actor through Germany as part of Bethmann's Wandertruppe.|
In 1853 he was engaged at the Burgtheater in Vienna by Heinrich Laube. He also worked at the Burgtheater as a director from 1875 until 1895. Gabillon married the actress Zerline Würzburg and both were among the most famous actors of their time, Gabillon playing about a 300 parts. In Vienna a street was after him and his portrait is at the Burgschauspieltheatergalerie.
Daughter: Bettelheim-Gabillon, Helene
Wife: Würzburg, Zerline