Eis, Maria

ACTOR (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 22 Jan 1896, Praha - DIED 18 Dec 1954, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 33 A, Reihe 4, Nummer 12)

Maria Eis was the daughter of the cafe owner Blasius Eis and his wife Maria Lötsch. Maximiliam wolff gaver her acting lessons and she attended the Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna from 1916 to 1917. From 1918 to 1923 she was engaged at the Neuen Wiener Bühne, the Renaissancebühne and the Kammerspielen, all in Vienna. In 1919 she married Alfred Felgel, but they divorced in 1921. She moved to Hamburg in 1925 and there she worked at the Thalia Theater and at the Deutschen Schauspielhaus until 1932. From 1924 to 1936 she was married to the actor Theo Goetz.

After her return to Vienna she was engaged at the Burgtheater. There she played parts like Elisabeth I, Lady MacBeth, Iphigenie and Medea. In 1935 she made her first movie in 1935 and continued her film career until her death. She married the conductor and composer Robert Fanta in 1937 and this marriage lasted until 1946. After the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938 she was only allowed to work with special permits, because her husband was half Jewish. In 1940 she had a son, Heinrich, who was successful as a child-actor. She hid Maximilian Blumenthal, a prompter at the Burgtheater, in her apartment for a while, but on 5 March 1941 he was deported. In 1945 she played the part of Sappho at the Ronacher, that was used by the Burgtheater after the war. In 1946 she received the official title of Kammerschauspielerin.

Her last husband was the fashion designer Marcel André. She died in 1954 in Vienna.

Related persons
• was teacher to Weissner, Hilde

Images

The grave of Maria Eis at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (21 Aug 2012)

 

Sources
• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Maria Eis – Wikipedia


Eisenbach, Heinrich

Published: 02 Nov 2021
Last update: 12 Mar 2022