Reicher, Emanuel

BORN 7 Jun 1848, Salzberg, Galizien (now: Bochnia) - DIED 15 May 1924, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Brandenburg: Südwestkirchhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Charlottenburg, Gartenblock II, Gartenstelle 14)

Emanuel Reicher was born in Salzberg, now Bochnia, Poland. He debuted at the theatre in Krakau and in 1873 he first performed in Munich. His next engagement was at the Residenz-Theater in Berlin where he attracted attention with his Shakespeare parts. Otto Brahm employed him at the Lessing-Theater, where he took over the acting school in later years. In 1875 he married the opera singer Hedwig Kindermann. They had a son, Frank Reicher, but the marriage failed. Later they wanted to marry again but Hedwig died in 1883 before they could do so. He married the actress Lina Harf instead in 1883 and they had three children who all became actors: Hedwiga (1884-1971), Ernst (1885-1936) and Elly (b.1893).

In 1889 he was among the founders of the theatre company Freie Bühne. In 1908 he appeared together with his daughter Hedwiga in "Iphigenie" at the esperanto world congress in Dresden. He also appeared in the USA and in 1914 he was there when the First World War broke out. He stayed in the USA until 1923 and was Director of the New York Theatre Guild. Back in Germany he made several guest appearances in Berlin but he died there in 1924.

• Wife: Reicher-Kindermann, Hedwig (1875-) (divorce or separation)

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The grave of Emanuel Reicher at the Südwestfriedhof in Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (27 Jan 2008)


Ida Orloff and Emanuel Reicher in "Das Konzert".
Picture by Phot. Becker & Maass, Verlag Herm. Leiser Berlin, 4164


Emanuel Reicher – Wikipedia

Reicher-Kindermann, Hedwig

Published: 12 Apr 2014
Last update: 30 Sep 2022