Gessner, Adrienne

BORN 23 Jul 1896, Maria Schutz, Niederösterreich - DIED 23 Jun 1987, Wien
BIRTH NAME Geiringer, Adrienne
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 C, Nummer 37)

Adrienne Gessner was educated at the Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. she debuted in 1916 in Munich. Engagements in Stuttgart and Vienna followed. From 1931 onwards she also appeared in movies.

Her husband Lothar Ernst was Jewish and during the Second World War they emigrated to the USA. In New York she stood on Broadway.

After her return to Austria she was engaged at the Burgtheater. In 1953 she appeared next to Romy Schneider in the movie "Die Deutschmeister". She was awarded the Max-Reinhardt-Ring for her work.

• Husband: Lothar, Ernst (1933-)


The grave of Ernst Lothar and Adrienne Gessner at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (20 Aug 2007)


Adrienne Gessner – Wikipedia

Geyling, Remigius

Published: 30 Jul 2017
Last update: 01 Apr 2023