Roberts, Ralph Arthur

BORN 2 Oct 1884, Meerane, Sachsen - DIED 12 Mar 1940, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Schönherr, Robert Arthur
CAUSE OF DEATH oyster poisoning
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Brandenburg: Südwestkirchhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Charlottenburg, Gartenblock III, Gartenstelle 271)

Ralph Arthur Roberts was the son of the baker Carl Robert Schönherr. He grew up in Dresden and took acting lessons with Adolf Winds. In 1903 he debuted at the Residenztheater in Wiesbaden. Engagements at the Trianon-Theater in Berlin and at the Schauspielhaus Breslau followed. In 1907 he moved to Hamburg, where he joined the Thalia Theater in 1909. After the First World War he continued his acting work for the Thalia Theater and also worked there as a director.

In 1921 he took over the management of the Komödienhauses in Berlin and in 1928 he opened his own theatre in the Behrenstrasse. There he staged many successful comedies in collaboration with Leo Lenz. He also appeared in movies, mostly playing gentlemen or directors of companies. In 1940 he died of oyster poisoning in Berlin.


Ralph Arthur Roberts.
Picture by Atelier Zander & Labison, Berlin phot.


The grave of Ralph Arthur Roberts at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2017)


• Gottschalk, Wolfgang, Südwestfriedhof Stahnsdorf, Verlag Dirk Nishen, Berlin, 1991
Ralph Arthur Roberts – Wikipedia

Robertson, Gaspard Étienne

Published: 02 Jun 2019
Last update: 22 Dec 2019