Ditrichstein, Leo


Ditrichstein, Leo
(1865-1928)
   The Hungarian-born actor and playwright came to America in 1890 after establishing his career in Berlin. He acted at the German-language Amberg Theater in New York while learning English. In 1893, he made his English-language debut in Mr. Wilkinson's Widows. After the success of his Zou-Zou in Trilby in 1895, he enjoyed a long string of comic character roles. His many playwriting credits from the 1890s until his retirement in 1924 include translations, adaptations, and collaborations, notably The Great Lover (1915), which he wrote with Frederic and Fanny Hatton and which gave him one of his outstanding roles.

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