BORN 1948 - DIED 6 Oct 1977|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hernalser Friedhof, 17., Leopold-Kunschak-Platz 7 (Gruppe 14 A, Nummer 218)
From 1968 onwards Sylvia Manas held an engagement at the Theater in der Josefstadt in Vienna. During the 1970s she was also in television productions and movies, among them "Jeder stirbt für sich allein".
She died in a traffic accident in 1977 on her way to the live television production "Dalli Dalli" with Hans Rosenthal. It was broadcasted on 8 October, 1977 with Heidi Brühl replacing her.
After her death Gertraud Jesserer was asked to take over Manas' part in "Das Spiel von Liebe und Zufall" at the Burgtheater in Vienna. She refused because Manas had been her best friend and she felt unable to replace her under these circumstances. Subsequently she was fired on the spot for a breach of contract by Achim Benning.