Winterstein, Eduard von

ACTOR (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 1 Aug 1871, Wien - DIED 22 Jun 1961, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Wangenheim, Eduard Eduard Clemens Franz, Freiherr von
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Gudrunstrasse, Lichtenberg (Mittelweg hinter der Feierhalle)

Eduard von Winterstein was the son of the landowner Hugo von Wangenheim (1834-1924) and his second wife, the actress Aloysia Dub (1832-1904). After teaching by his mother he entered the stage in Gera. He also worked at the newly opened theatre in Annaberg (that is now named after him) before he joined the Schillertheater in Berlin in 1895. In Annaberg he met his first wife, the Jewish actress Mina Wengers. They marrried in 1894 at the Wartburg and their son Gustav von Wangenheim was born in 1895. Four years later Minna committed suicide and he married the actress Hedwig Pauly in 1899.

In 1898 he joined the Deutsche theater where he worked under Otto Brahm and an engagement at the Lessingtheater followed. From 1905 to 1920 he taught at Max Reinhardt's acting school. From 1913 onwards he also appeared in a total of 160 movies. Towards the end of the Second World War he was placed on the so called Gottbegnadeten-Liste by the nazis. After the war he worked for the Deutsche Theater in Berlin.

Family
• Son: Wangenheim, Gustav von
• Wife: Pauly-Winterstein, Hedwig (1899-1961)

Events
16/2/1932Premiere of Max Reinhardt's adaption of Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenuntergang" at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. It was directed by Max Reinhardt. The scenery was designed by Ernst Schütte. The cast included Werner Krauss, Mathias Wieman, Hans Brausewetter, Eleonora von Mendelsson, Käthe Haack, Oskar Sima, Maria Koppenhöfer, Eduard von Winsterstein, Paul Henckels, Helene Fehdmer, Paul Otto, Paul Biensfeldt, Max Gülstorff, Ludwig Stössel and Helene Thimig. [Brausewetter, Hans][Fehdmer-Kayssler, Helene][Haack, Käthe][Koppenhöfer, Maria][Krauss, Werner][Reinhardt, Max][Thimig, Helene]

Images

The grave of Gustav von Wangenheim and Eduard von Winterstein at the Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (07 Aug 2019)

 

Sources
• Blubacher, Thomas, Gibt es etwas Schöneres als Sehnsucht?, Die Geschwister Eleonora und Francesco von Mendelssohn, Henschel Verlag, Leipzig, 2008
Eduard von Winterstein - Wikipedia


Winthem, Johanna Elisabeth

Published: 21 Jun 2020
Last update: 01 Jan 2024