This collection includes personal and business correspondence of the German-born actress Grete Mosheim(1905-1986), and articles
and interviews covering Mosheim's acting career from the American and German press.
Grete Mosheim was born on 8 January 1905 in Berlin, Germany. She was educated at the Viktoria Lyzeum, and in the school of
the Deutschen Theaters from 1922 to 1931. Although her first attempts on the stage were not very well received, she established
a connection with Max Reinhardt. In 1922 Reinhardt gave Mosheim -- who at that time was seventeen - the chance to substitute
in the American play "The speaking ape" when the female lead became ill. Within twenty-four hours Mosheim learned the difficult
role from Albert Bassermann and became literally over night a superstar -- "die Mosheim". Until 1933 she ruled the Berlin
theatre scene appearing in widely varied roles; she was equally at home in drama and comedy. She married her costar Oscar
Homolka; they divorced in 1933. In 1924 Mosheim for the first time played in a film - "Michael". The next nine years brought
her interesting roles in important films like "Dreyfus" (1930) and "Yorck" (1931).
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