Adele Sandrock, Berlin 1934.
Ross Portrait Photo-Postcard. Hand-signed at front side: „Adele Sandrock 26. 6. 34“.
At the back are some hand written lines by Sandrock: ” Sei gefuehllos!
Ein leichtbewegtes Herz ist ein elend Gut auf der wankenden Erde. Goethe. Herzliche Gruesse Adele Sandrock.
26. 6. 34“.( Be emotionless! A sensitive heart is a woeful burden in this unstable world ).
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Adele Sandrock (1863 – 1937) was a German actress. After a successful theatrical career, she became one of the first German film stars.Sandrock was born as Adele Feldern-Foerster in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She achieved success in the town of Meiningen, where her first role was Luise in Friedrich Schiller’s Kabale und Liebe.
In 1889 she moved to Vienna, where she created a number of major roles for modern playwrights including Henrik Ibsen and Arthur Schnitzler, with whom she had a notoriously stormy affair.In 1911 Sandrock made her silent film debut in Marianne, ein Weib aus dem Volk, a short subject.
She acted in more than 140 films, working with a number of directors including Reinhold Schuenzel and Hans Hinrich. Her autobiography, Mein Leben, was published in 1940.