Christian, Norbert

BORN 5 Dec 1925, Berlin - DIED 18 Dec 1976, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Gudrunstrasse, Lichtenberg (8 (Künstlerabteilung))

Norbert Christian attended Helene Lackner's acting school and debuted at the Stadttheater in Greifswald in 1943. Between 1949 and 1952 he was engaged in Rostock, where he also worked as a director. In 1952 he joined Bertold Brech's Berliner Ensemble and he stayed there until 1971. In 1961 he received the Art Prize of the DDR.

His first wife was Myriam Sello-Christian (1917-1970) and the actor Michael Christian (b.1947) is their son. His second wife was Erdmute Schmidt (b.1943). He died in 1976 in Berlin, aged 51.


The grave of Norbert Christian at the Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (07 Aug 2019)


• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2006
Wikipedia (DE)

Chrystal, William James

Published: 21 Jun 2020
Last update: 21 Jun 2020