Weisgerber, Antje

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 15 May 1922, Königsberg - DIED 29 Sep 2004, Dortmund
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Straße 57 (Feld 7 (007/75-76) (Ehrengrab))

Antje Weisgerber's first movie was "Zwei Welten" (1940), directed by Gustaf Gründgens. Gründgens subsequently brought her to the Staatstheater in Berlin. In 1944 she married the actor Horst Casper, who died in 1952.

She followed Gründgens to the Theatre in Düsseldorf and later to the Deutschen Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. One of her most remarkable parts was that of Gretchen in Gründgens' famous version of Goethe's "Faust". From 1952 until 1960 she performed at the Salzburger Festspiele.

In 1990 she enjoyed her last succes on the stage as Amanda in "Die Glasmenagerie" by Tennessee Williams. To a younger public she became well known for her part in the German television series "Der Landarzt".

Family
• Husband: Caspar, Horst (1944-)

Related persons
• cooperated with Gründgens, Gustaf

Sources
Antje Weisgerber – Wikipedia
filmportal.de - Alles zum Deutschen Film
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005

Images

The grave of Antje Weisgerber at the Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Berlin.
Picture by androom (24 Aug 2006)

 

Antje Weisgerber.
Picture by Lieselotte Strelow, Düsseldorf

 

Antje Weisgerber in "San Salvatore".
(c1955)
Picture by Rotary/Schorcht/Schlawe

 


Weiskopf, Franz Carl

Published: 24 Sep 2006
Last update: 22 Mar 2009