Askonas, Paul

BORN 13 Nov 1872, Teplitz-Schönau, Nord-Böhmen - DIED 26 Nov 1935, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Feuerhalle Simmering, 11., Simmeringer Hauptstraße 337 (Abteilung MR, Gruppe 173, Nummer 4)

Paul Askonas held his first engagement at the Stadttheater in Sankt Pölten. From 1897 to 1904 he worked for the Hoftheater in Meiningen. In 1904 he joined the Deutsche Theater that was under the management of Otto Brahm at the time. In 1906 he moved on to Stettin and from 1907 to 1920 he worked for the Deutsche Volkstheater in Vienna.

In 1912 he appeared in the silent movie "Trilby" and in the 1920s he was in many more movies. In 1921 he was the first actor to play Dracula in "Dracula's Death". His last movie part was in 1930. From 1927 onwards he appeared on the stage in Berlin again. He died in 1935 in Vienna.

16/11/1928Premiere of the movie "Das Schicksal derer von Habsburg" at the Waterloo-Kino in Hamburg. The movie was directed by Rolf Raffé and the screenplay was written by Max Ferner. Fritz Spira played emperor Franz Joseph next to Erna Morena as empress Elisabeth. Leni Riefenstahl was Mary Vetsera, Alphons Fryland was Rudolf, Albert von Kersten was Graf Hojos, Paul Askonas was Fürst Montenuovo and Maly Delschaft played Stefanie. Carmen Cartellieri was Countess Larisch. Alice Roberts made her debut as Louise von Coburg. [Cartellieri, Carmen][Ferner, Max][Fryland, Alfons][Riefenstahl, Leni]


The grave of Paul Askonas at the Feuerhalle Simmering, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (15 Aug 2019)


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Published: 27 Jun 2020
Last update: 27 Jun 2020