Berber, Felix

BORN 11 Mar 1871, Jena, Thüringen - DIED 2 Nov 1930, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (163-W-11)

Felix Berber studied at the conservatories in Dresden and Leipzig. He became a member of the Orchestra of the Gewandhaus (1898-1903) in Leipzig. He married the young actress Anna Lucie Thiem (1877-1954) when she was already pregnant of their daughter Anita.

This daughter was the notorious Anita Berber (1899-1928), who was a celebrity during the 1920s in Berlin and died of tuberculosis after a short and stormy life. In 1902 he divorced Lucie and he married for a another woman. In 1910 he first performed in the United States. From 1920 onwards he was a professor at the Academy in Munich. He married the violonist Milly Wildner in 1924. There he died in 1930.


The grave of Felix Berber at the Waldfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2007)


• Scheibmayr, Erich, Letzte Heimat, Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen 1784-1984, Scheibmayr Verlag, München, 1985

Berény, Robert

Published: 18 Dec 2010
Last update: 24 Sep 2022