Medelsky, Lotte verehelichte Krauspe, eigentlich Caroline
Lotte Medelsky as Anshelme in "Sickingen" by Hermann Graedener, Burgtheater, Vienna 1939
Medelsky, Lotte (Krauspe by marriage, real name: Caroline), b. Vienna, May 20, 1880, d. Nußdorf am Attersee (Upper Austria), Dec. 4, 1960, actress, mother of Liselotte M., actress at the Burgtheater. 1896-1947 member of the Burgtheater (1899 "Hofschauspielerin", 1924 honorary member of the Burgtheater, doyenne). Large repertory of classical drama, naturalist plays (mainly G. Hauptmann), L. Anzengruber, A. Schnitzler (typical young Viennese girl). At the Salzburg Festival, played the part of the mother in Hofmannsthal´s "Jedermann", Frau Welt in "Salzburger Großes Welttheater"; 1947 professor at the Reinhardt-Seminar drama school. Numerous guest performances.
Literature: E. Buschbeck, Die M., 1922; L. Strentzsch, L. M. Die ö. Schauspielerin, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1947.