1876 - 1956
The actor Eduard Rothauser first finished in law and was working as a lawyer for some time.
Because he was already interested in acting at a young age and run a amateur theater group as a teenager, he took some acting lessons. Afterwards he accepted the offer of Max Reinhardt who engaged him at the "Deutsches Theater" in Berlin in 1910.
In the next years he became established as a demanded stage acter and he impersonated very different roles. His sister, the opera singer Therese Rothauser, chose an artistic career as well.
Eduard Rothauser entered the film business in 1913 where he took part in movies like "Sein Rekordflug" (14), dem Stuart Webbs Film "Der Mann im Keller" (14), "Die Lieblingsfrau des Maharadscha" (16), "Kinder der Liebe" (18), "Die Herrin der Welt" (19) and "Das Schicksal der Carola van Geldern" (19) at the beginning of his career.
He was able to impersonate many character roles in numerous movies during the 20s, among them "Der Schrein der Medici" (21), "Frauenbeichte" (21), "Der Roman einer armen Sünderin" (22), "Garragan" (24), "Lebende Buddhas" (25), "Die Verrufenen" (25), "Manon Lescaut" (26), "Menschen untereinander" (26) - for this movie he was also a co-author, "Mata Hari, die rote Tänzerin" (27), "Feme" (27), "Königin Luise" (28) and "Der alte Fritz" (28).
At the beginning of the 30s he could continue his film career in the new arising sound film before the political circumstances ended his career.
To his last movies belong "Dreyfus" (30), "Die Koffer des Herrn O.F." (31), "Marschall vorwärts" (32) and "Was wissen denn Männer" (33).
Like many other contemporaries after 1933 the Jew Eduard Rothauser did not have a future in Germany because of the National Socialists. He emigrated to Spain but was not able to continue there as an actor. Instead he worked for his own poultry farm.
In contrast to Eduard Rothauser his sister failed to leave Germany. She was killed at the KZ Theresienstadt in 1943.