Sorma, Agnes

BORN 17 May 1862, Breslau (now: Wroclaw) - DIED 10 Feb 1927, Crownsend, Arizona
BIRTH NAME Zaremba, Agnes Martha Caroline
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Neuer Friedhof Wannsee [Friedhof Wannsee II], Lindenstrasse 1-2 (Hauptweg vom Südeingang, Li NT 84 (Ehemaliges Ehrengrab))

Agnes Sorma debuted in Breslau and held engagements in Görlitz, Weimar, Posen and Meiningen before she was engaged at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin in 1884. In 1890 she married the Venetian count von Minotto and thus became countess Minotto. They had a son, but soon she continued her career.

In 1898 she performed in France, Italy and the Orient and from 1904 to 1908 she worked under Max Reinhardt. During the First World War she worked as a nurse. After the war her mother and her husband died and she emigrated to the USA where she lived with her son on a range in Arizona.

There she died in 1927 of heart failure. In September her remains were transported to Berlin and she was buried next to her husband at the Neuer Friedhof Wannsee in Berlin.

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20/12/1906Premiere 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][Steinrück, Albert][Wegener, Paul]


The grave of Agnes Sorma at the Neuer Friedhof Wannsee, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (10 Aug 2016)


• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994

Sothern, Edward Askew

Published: 07 Dec 2016
Last update: 20 Apr 2022