Witt, Susi

BORN 9 Dec 1910, Wien - DIED 9 Sep 1989, Wien
BIRTH NAME Borotha von Trstenica, Susanne Katharina Milica Mathilde Karolina
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Döblinger Friedhof, Hartäckerstraße 65 (Gruppe 29, Nummer 104)

Susi Witt was born as Susanne Borotha von Trstenica. Her father was Major General Livius von Botha, a soldier as well as a painter. Her mother was the actress Lotte Witt (1872-1938). She studied German literature and art history at Vienna University and took acting lessons with Albert Heine. From 1929 onwards she held engagements at various stages in Vienna. From 1931 to 1933 and from 1936 to 1937 she worked at the Raimundtheater. In 1937 she joined the ensemble of the Theater in der Josefstadt.

In 1940 she married the actor Erik Frey. They had two children, Gabriele en Thomas, who became an actor. During the Second World War she had small parts in movies that were produced by Wien-Film. In 1942 she played Mozart's sister-in-law Josepha Weber in Karl Hartl's "Wen die Götter lieben". After the war she continued her work for the Theater in der Josefstadt. In 1946 she was in "Das Konzert" by Hermann Bahr. In the 1950 she appeared in work by Oscar Straus, Peter Ustinov, Marcel Pagnol and others.

She died in 1989 in Vienna and was buried with at the Döblinger Friedhof in Vienna with her husband, who had died the year before.

• Husband: Frey, Erik (1940-1988)


The grave of Erik Frey at the Döblinger Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (13 Aug 2010)


Susi Witt – Wikipedia

Wittrisch, Marcel

Published: 29 Aug 2021
Last update: 02 Mar 2022