Gruyter, Julia de

BORN 17 May 1887, Hemiksem, Antwerpen - DIED 18 Mar 1969, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
BIRTH NAME Mast, Julia Antonia
GRAVE LOCATION Amsterdam, Noord-Holland: Zorgvlied, Amsteldijk (N-I-1348)

Julia Mast was was educated at the Conservatory in Antwerp. She debuted in "Direkoningenavond", a Dutch language version of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night". In 1912 she married the actor Dom de Gruyter (1882-1933).

After the bombing of Antwerp in 1914 she went to the Netherlands with her husband Dom de Gruyter. She frequently appeard on the stage until 1935. After her husband died in 1933 she had her own theatre company "Ensemble Julia de Gruyter" until 1935. After that she gave readings of Flemish literature. In 1939 she received a Belgian knighthood.


The grave of Julia de Gruyter at Zorgvlied, Amsterdam.
Picture by Androom (11 Jan 2020)


Gsovsky, Tatjana

Published: 01 Jan 2024
Last update: 01 Jan 2024