Weisse, Nina

ACTOR (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 3 Oct 1856, Wien - DIED 7 Mar 1913, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Weisse, Nina Anna
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Jüdischer Friedhof in Prenzlauer Berg, Schönhauser Allee 23-25 (Feld L4)

Nina Weisse was the daughter of Josef Weisse and his wife Anna. She was educated at the Theaterakademie in Vienna that was directed by Eduard Kirschner. She debuted in 1872 and her early appearances earned her an engagement at the Court Theatre in Kassel. There she became favourite with the public. In 1875 Heinrich Laube invited her to return to Vienna and she was engaged by Laube at the Stadttheater.

Later she held engagements in Frankfurt am Main, Cologne and Hanover. In 1885 she married the banker Ernst Siegmund Magnus (28/11/1850-05/12/1910) and she left the stage. They had at least two daughters, Käthe (1891, Berlin-1985, Antibes) and Agatha (1894, Berlin-1988, Pasadena). Their home in Berlin was visited by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Gerhard Hauptmann, Arthur Schnitzler and others. She corresponded with Anna Freytag-Strakosch, the wife of Gustav Freytag.

Related persons
• worked for Laube, Heinrich

Images

The grave of Nina Weisse at the Jüdischer Friedhof in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2020)

 

The grave of Nina Weisse at the Jüdischer Friedhof in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2020)

 

Sources
ANNO - AustriaN Newspapers Online | ANNO - AustriaN Newspapers Online
BLKÖ:Weiße – Wikisource
arts in exile - Max Beckmann - Käthe Anna Rapoport von Porada


Weissenbruch, Johannes Hendrik

Published: 13 Nov 2021
Last update: 22 Nov 2021