Heisler, Elfriede

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 31 Mar 1885, Breslau (now: Wroclaw) - DIED 21 Feb 1919, Berlin: Charité Krankenhaus
BIRTH NAME Quabius, Elfriede
CAUSE OF DEATH suicide by taking veronal
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Brandenburg: Südwestkirchhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Erlöser, Feld 5, Gartenstelle 160)

Elfriede Heisler started her career in smaller theatres before she was engaged at the Friedrich-Wilhelmstädtischen Schauspielhaus in Berlin. In 1910 she was contracted by the Königlichen Berliner Schauspielhaus. She debuted in the movies in 1912 in "Der Dritte" and "Fürstenliebe", both directed by Emil Albers. Immediately after the First World War several more movies followed, but - possibly after an unhappy love affair - she ended her life by taking veronal in 1919 at the Charité Hospital in Berlin. Her final movie "Das Buch Esther" was released after her death.

Images

The grave of Elfriede Heisler at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf.
Picture by Androom (08 Aug 2020)

 

Sources
Elfriede Heisler – Wikipedia


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Published: 06 Sep 2020
Last update: 14 Dec 2021