1854 - 1945
The actress Auguste Prasch-Grevenberg grew up in an artistic ambitioned family. Her father was the opera singer Peter Grevenberg and her mother the opera singer Minna Grevenberg.
Still her parents did not agree that she wanted to become an actress but Auguste Prasch-Grevenberg asserted herself and she took acting lessons by Carl Tetzlaff in Berlin.
She got her first stage engagement in Meiningen in 1870 and in the next years followed appearances in other German cities which established her as a stage actress.
Finally Auguste Prasch-Grevenberg joined the film business in 1917 and in her first years she acted in "Der Geier von St. Veit" (17), "Die Pest in Florenz" (19) and "Ut mine stromtid" (19).
She impersonated again numerous roles in the silent movie era of the 20s like "Gräfin Walewska" (20), "Irrende Seelen" (21), "Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler" (22), "Die Buddenbrooks" (23), "Der Sohn der Hagar" (27), "Pique ame" (27), "Der alte Fritz, 1. Teil: Friede" (28), "Waterloo" (29) and "Unter Ausschluss der Öffentlichkeit" (29).
She concentrated again to the theater with the rise of the sound film. It lasted one decade before she took part again in few movies, among them "Das unsterbliche Herz" (39) and "Fahrt ins Leben" (40).
Her brother Julius Grevenberg became an actor and director and her son Rolf Prasch became an actor and director as well.