1878 - 1961
The actress Else Bassermann made her stage debut at the Köln Residenztheater in 1902, one year later she acted in Nuremberg before she went to Berlin in 1940, among others working at the Lessingtheater and for Max Reinhardt.
Beside it she also took part in plays for many other German theaters.
She got married with the famous actor Albert Bassermann in 1908 with whom she also appeared together on stage and later in front of the camera.
As a celebrated stage actress she joined the film industry in 1913 and in her first years she took part in productions like "Der letzte Tag" (13), "Urteil des Arztes" (14), "Herr und Diener" (17), "Vater und Sohn" (18) and "Der letzte Zeuge" (19).
In the 20s she only acted in few more movies because she concentrated
again to the theater.
Else Bassermann appeared in some German sound movies in the 30s, among them "Alraune" (30), "Dreyfus" (30), "Letzte Liebe" (35) and "Achtung, Kurve!" (36).
When Else Bassermann was refused to take part at a guest performance
in Leipzig because of her Jewish extraction her husband left the Reichstheaterkammer
and the couple went to Switzerland.
The Bassermann's returned to Europe after the war and in 1949 they also
appeared again in Germany for the first time since their emigration.
Else Bassermann was not only active as an actress but also wrote numerous
screenplays for German silent movies under the pen name Hans Hennings.
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