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Adolf Weisse

Adolf Weisse

1856 - 1933

The actor Adolf Weisse got acting lessons by Josef Lewinsky, later he made his stage debut at the Deutsches Theater in Budapest. 

Afterwards followed engagements at different theaters in Germany like in Kassel, Berlin and Köln. Finally he went to the Volkstheater in Vieann where he appeared regularly from 1889. In 1902 he also took over the direction of this theater.

He supported the representation of contemporary dramatists like Gehart Hauptmann, Bernard Shaw, Arthur Schnitzler or Frank Wedekind and he soon belonged to the distinctive artists of the Viennese theater scene.

Adolf Weisse also impersonated numerous character roles in silent movies from 1920. 
To these productions belong "Die Würghand/Der Weibsteufel" (20) with Carmen Cartellieri and Victor Kutschera, Alexander Korda's "Prinz und Bettelknabe" (20) with Tibor Lubinszky and Franz Herterich and Richard Oswald's "Die Geheimnisse von London/Das siebente Gebot" (20) with Louis Ralph, Max Devrient, Hans Homma and Ferdinand Bonn.

He continued his film career in the next years and he took part in "Die Geburt des Antichrist" (22) with Magda Sonja and Oskar Sima, "Jedermanns Frau" (24) with Maria Corda directed by Alexander Korda, "Die Sklavenkönigin" (24) with Maria Corda and Oscar Beregi directed by Michael Curtiz as well as "Der Kampf um Karthago" (25) - his last movie.

His son Hans Weisse became a composer. 

Other movies with Adolf Weisse:
Jou-Jou (20) Die Marquise von Clermont/Yves, die Gauklerin (22) Der Sohn des Galeerensträflings (23) Harun al Raschid (24)