Servaes, Dagny

BORN 10 Mar 1894, Berlin - DIED 10 Jul 1961, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Grinzinger Friedhof, 19., An den langen Lüssen 33 (Gruppe 36, Reihe 2, Nummer 1a)

Dagny Servaes was the daughter of the author Franz Servaes. She took acting lessons at the Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Her first engagement was at the Hoftheater in Meiningen. In 1913 she moved to Berlin where she worked for the Deutsches theater, the Lessingtheater and the State Theatre. In 1916 she played in her first silent movie and in 1921 she played with Emil Jannings in "Das Weib des Pharao". In 1922 her daughter Evi was born.

The focus of her career shifted to the theatre. With Max Reinhardt she travelled to the USA for a theatre tour and from 1926 to 1937 she was Buhlschaft in Hoffmanthal's "Jedermann" at the Festspiele in Salzburg. In 1936 she settled in Vienna. Apart from playing smaller parts in movies, she was engaged at the Jozeftheater from 1938 to 1948. In 1950 she worked for the Volkstheater and from 1952 for the Burgtheater. In 1956 she appeared with her daughter Evi in the film "Der Schandfleck". She died in 1961 in Vienna.


The grave of Dagny Servaes at the Friedhof Grinzing, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (27 Aug 2014)



Dagny Servaes – Wikipedia

Sesselmann, Sabina

Published: 02 Apr 2021
Last update: 01 Jan 2024