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ASCHER, ANTON:

German actor; born at Dresden July 15, 1820; died in Meran April 24, 1885. Trained for the stage by Ludwig Tieck, he made his début in 1838 at Hainichen, Saxony, playing the same year also at Merssen, Bautzen, and Zittau. In 1839 he appeared at Wiesbaden, going to the Hoftheater, Dresden, a few months later. He remained there until 1844; went to Hamburg in 1845; Königsberg and Cassel in 1846; and Potsdam in 1847. From 1848 to 1860 he played bon-vivant rôles at the Friedrich-Wilhelm Theater, Berlin; and toward the end of the engagement he had charge of the stage. From 1866 to 1872 he was director of the Carl Theater, Vienna. His best rôles were Thorane in "Der Königslieutenant," Bolz in "Die Journalisten," Zimburg, and Richard Weiss.

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