BORN 20 May 1872, Arolsen-Wetterburg, Hessen - DIED 11 Feb 1929, Berlin|
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Friedhof Zehlendorf, Onkel-Tom-Straße 30 (Abt. 27W-Hecke 68/69, Feld 017 Nr.705 (Ehrengrab))
Albert Steinrück broke of his painting studies to become an actor and without any education he performed at several German stages in Mühlhausen, Breslau and Hannover Max Reinhardt engaged him at the Deutsche Theater in Berlin in 1906 and there he was very successful in the plays of Wedekind. He was a large man and the critics compared him to a mammoth.
His first wife was Elisabeth Gussmann (1885-1920), a sister of Olga Schnitzler, making Arthur Schnitzler his brother in law. His second wife was Elisabeth Sohn-Rethel (1897-1993), a daughter of the painter Alfred Sohn-Rethel.
From 1919 onwards he played in many silent movies, among them "Die Geier-Wally" (1921), "Monna Vanna" (1922), "Hedda Gabler" (1924) and "Venus im Frack" (1927). During the shooting of "Die Frau, die Juwelen hat" in 1929 he died from internal bleeding. In his honour a special performance of Wedekind's "Der Marquis von Keith" was held on 28 March 1929 at the Schauspielhaus at the Gerdarmemarkt in Berlin with many prominent actors in major as well as minor parts.
cooperated with Reinhardt, Max
|20/11/1906||Premiere of "Frühlings Erwachen" by Frank Wedekind at the Berliner Kammerspiele. It was directed by Max Reinhardt and (uncredited) Hermann Bahr. [Bahr, Hermann][Eysoldt, Gertrud][Moissi, Alexander][Reinhardt, Max][Wedekind, Frank]|
|20/12/1906||Premiere of Hermann Bahr's "Ringelspiel" at the Deutschen Theater, Berlin. It was directed by Bahr. The actors were Lucie Höflich, Alexander Moissi, Agnes Sorma, Albert Steinrück, Hans Wassermann and Paul Wegener. The stage scenery was created by Emil Orlik. [Bahr, Hermann][Höflich, Lucie][Moissi, Alexander][Sorma, Agnes][Wegener, Paul]|
|28/3/1929||Performance of Frank Wedekind's "Der Marquis von Keith" in honour of the recently deceased Albert Steinrück. It took place at the Schauspielhaus at the Gendarmemarkt in Belrin. Director was Leopold Jessner and Heinrich Mann speeched. Among the participating actors were Heinrich George, Werner Krauss, Carola Neher, Tilla Durieux, Jakob Tiedtke, Conrad Veidt, Max Pallenberg, Elisabeth Bergner, Paul Wegener, Hans Albers, Käthe Dorsch and Veit Harlan. [Albers, Hans][Bergner, Elisabeth][Brausewetter, Hans][Dietrich, Marlene][Durieux, Tilla][George, Heinrich][Goetz, Curt][Harlan, Veit][Körber, Hilde][Kortner, Fritz][Krauss, Werner][Mann, Heinrich][Pallenberg, Max][Veidt, Conrad][Wedekind, Frank][Wedekind, Tilly][Wegener, Paul]|