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Heinrich August Franz Schroth made an impact on the German theater and cinema industries. Over the course of several decades, Schroth established himself as a renowned actor, enthralling viewers with his roles on stage and in cinema.
Heinrich Schroth was born in Pirmasens, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on March 23, 1871. He started his acting career in 1890 at the Sigmaringen Royal Theatre and went on to perform in other German stages. He worked in the Municipal Theatre in Augsburg (1894), Mainz (1896), and the Hanover Royal Court Theatre (1897) throughout his formative years. Notably, Schroth’s flexibility and talent were on full display from 1899 to 1905 when he became an essential member of the ensemble at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg.
He maintained his theatrical career by contributing to several Berlin theaters after relocating to Berlin in 1905, the center of Germany’s cultural landscape. Schroth’s theater work cemented his standing as a talented actor who could tackle a variety of parts and captivate audiences with his performances.
The 1916 drama “Welker Lorbeer,” helmed by Walter Schmidthässler, was Heinrich Schroth’s cinematic debut. During the 1910s silent cinema period, he worked with filmmakers like George Jacoby, Robert Wiene, and Harry Piel.
Schroth’s film career flourished in the 1920s, a time when he appeared on screen with well-known silent cinema performers such as Emil Jannings, Brigitte Helm, Lil Dagover, and Paul Wegener. Schroth’s seamless adaptation when the film business embraced sound demonstrated his adaptability to several filmmaking periods.
Heinrich Schroth became involved in the field of Nazi propaganda films during field War II. His involvement in several Nazi Party films, including ones that Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels commissioned, highlighted the difficulties faced by artists trying to make their way through a difficult political environment.
In the final stages of the war, Goebbels recognized Schroth’s significance in Nazi culture, placing him on the Gottbegnadeten list (“God-gifted list” or “Important Artist Exempt List”). This list, spanning 36 pages, included artists deemed crucial to the Nazi cultural narrative.
Heinrich Schroth Parents
Heinrich Schroth was born to Kathe Haack and Heinrich Schroth
Heinrich Schroth Age, Height, Weight, Birthdate
|73 years old (at the time of his death)
|March 23, 1871
Heinrich Schroth Wife/Girlfriend
Heinrich Schroth married three times. There is limited information about his first wife but his second wife was called Else Ruttersheim. His third wife was a German actress called Kathe Haack.
Heinrich Schroth Children
Heinrich Schroth had three children, two sons and one daughter. His children’s names were Heinz Schroth, Carl-Heinz Schroth, and Hannelore Schroth.
Heinrich Schroth Net Worth
There was no information about the worth of Heinrich Schroth at the time of his death.