Alexander Moissi, photo
Moissi, Alexander, b. Trieste (Italy), April 2, 1879, d. Vienna, March 22, 1935, actor. Discovered for the stage in 1898 by J. Kainz; 1898-1901 at the Burgtheater, 1901-1903 at the Neues Deutsches Theater in Prague, 1904 with M. Reinhardt in Berlin. Frequent performances in Vienna and at the Salzburg Festival (1920 first "Jedermann" - Everyman). One of the greatest German-speaking actors during the period between the two World Wars, particularly impressive performance of troubled characters in dramas by W. Shakespeare, G. Büchner, H. Ibsen, L. Tolstoy, etc.
Literature: E. Faktor, A. M., 1927; H. Böhm, M., 1927; I. Rohracher, Leben und Wirken des Schauspielers A. M., doctoral thesis, Vienna 1951; R. Schaper, M., 2000.