BORN 17 Apr 1809, Hamburg - DIED 11 Apr 1866, Wien|
BIRTH NAME Gley, Julie
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, 10. Triesterstraße 1 (Gruft 191)
Daughter of the actor J.F. Gley (her father) and the opera singer Christine Gollman (her mother). Against the wishes of her parents, in 1825 she debuted as an actress at the Hoftheater in Dresden where she was guided by Tieck. In 1830 she moved to the Burgtheater in Vienna, succeeding Sophie Schröder. In 1829 she was engaged to be married to the author W. Alexis, but in 1933 she married the actor Karl Rettich.
Because of intrigues against her she returned to Dresden in 1833, but in 1835 she was once more engaged at the Burgtheater and she never left it afterwards. She had connections at the Court and her salon was visited by people like Franz Grillparzer, Friedrich Hebbel, Heinrich Laube and Adalbert Stifter. She was a close friend of Friedrich Halm, who wrote some of her finest parts.
From 1863 onwards her health was failing and she was no longer able to work as an actress. She died in 1866. The Rettichgasse in Vienna is named after her.
Husband: Rettich, Karl (1833-1866)
was visited by Grillparzer, Franz
was visited by Hebbel, Friedrich
was a friend of Heyse, Paul
was visited by Laube, Heinrich
was visited by Stifter, Adalbert