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FRANK, KATHI (KATHARINA FRANKL):

Austrian actress; born at Bösing, near Presburg, Oct. 11, 1852. She appeared for the first time at the Viktoria Theater at Berlin in 1871. After acting at Potsdam and Bremen, she joined (1872) the Vienna Stadttheater and in 1875 the Burg-theater (imperial court theater), returning in 1876 to the Stadttheater. From 1882 to 1899 she appeared successively at Hamburg, Riga, Vienna (Carltheater), Stuttgart (court theater), and Frankfort-on-the-Main. During 1900 and 1901 she traveled, playing at the German theaters at Moscow, at St. Petersburg, and at the Irving Place Theater in New York. She is at present (1903) playing in New York. Her principal rôles are: Maria Stuart, Judith in "Uriel Acosta," Jane Eyre in "Die Waise aus Lowood," Yungfrau von Orleans, Martha in "Demetrius," Lady Macbeth, Iphigenie, Sappho, Deborah, etc.

Bibliography:
  • Eisenberg, Biographisches Lexikon.
S. F. T. H.
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