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Eduard von Winterstein, whose real name was Eduard Clemens Franz Freiherr von Wangenheim-Winterstein was a German stage and cinema actor. Originating from the von Wangenheim-Winterstein family, he became well-known in Germany’s entertainment industry and made a lasting impression on stage and television.
Eduard von Winterstein was born in Vienna on August 1, 1871. Winterstein debuted on stage in Gera in 1889 after receiving acting instruction from his mother. He first met actor Theodor Lobe in this early stage, an event he wrote about with nostalgia in his 1942 book Childhood Reminiscences.
One of the significant milestones in Winterstein’s early career was the opening of the theater in Annaberg on April 2, 1893. He played the title role in “Egmont,” and his time in Annaberg became transformative, shaping him into a seasoned actor. Winterstein married actress Minna Mengers, whom he met at the Annaberg theater, and their son Gustav von Wangenheim later became a notable actor. In recognition of Winterstein’s contributions, the theater in Annaberg-Buchholz was renamed the Eduard von Winterstein Theater in 1981.
Winterstein began to expand his creative horizons into the film industry in 1913. Distinguished by his powerful presence, he frequently played dignified and animated roles, including directors, judges, landowners, and generals. Winterstein made a smooth transition from theater to cinema, cementing his status as a perfect choice for leading parts. He contributed his skill to a wide range of cinematic works over his illustrious career, which saw him feature in over 160 films.
He was added to the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda’s God-Given list during the Nazi regime due to his prominence in the entertainment sector. He was an essential member of the German Theater group after World War II. Winterstein was notable for having played Nathan almost four hundred times. For more than 70 years, he was a constant presence on stage, allowing him to observe and be a part of the rich history of German theater in the 20th century.
Eduard von Winterstein Parents
Eduard von Winterstein was born to Hugo von Wangenheim-Winterstein, a landowner, and Aloysia (Luise) Dub, an actress from Hungary.
Eduard von Winterstein Age, Height, Weight, Birthdate
|90 years old (at the time of his death)
|August 1, 1871
Eduard von Winterstein Wife/Girlfriend
He married twice. He first married Minna Mengers in 1894 and later married Hedwig Pauly-Winterstein in 1899.
Eduard von Winterstein Children
Eduard von Winterstein had three children, Friedel von Wangenheim, Elisabeth von Wangenheim, and Eleonora von Wangenheim.
Eduard von Winterstein Net Worth
At the time of his death, there was no information about his net worth.