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Gabor Steiner

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Timișoara, Timisoara, Timiș County, Romania
Death: September 09, 1944 (86)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Maximilian Steiner and Rosa Steiner
Husband of Marie Mizzi Steiner
Father of Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner
Brother of Alexander Doc Steiner; Bruno Steiner; Franz Steiner and Jennie Singer

Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About Gabor Steiner

Gabor Steiner , Hungarian Steiner Gábor (born May 28, 1858 in Temeswar , Austria, September 9, 1944 in Beverly Hills ) was an Austrian theater director.

Life and Work [ Edit | Edit Source Code ] Gabor Steiner was born as the son of the actor and theater director Maximilian Steiner . He worked for a year in a textile company, but also supported his father as a cashier in the Theater an der Wien in 1877-1883, and later his brother Franz , the father's successor. In 1883 he took over the direction of the Residenztheater in Hanover , and soon afterwards went to Dresden , to Dresden , and shortly thereafter to Berlin , where he rented the Valhalla operetta theater . However, he returned to Vienna, became artistic director of the Carltheater in the Leopoldstadt. In 1887 he married the ballet dancer Mizzi Hollmann and in the same year he founded a concert and theater agency as well as a publishing house, 1889 also a newspaper ( Neues Theaterblatt ), but he had to give up all this in 1890 due to unprofitableness. A few years later Steiner stepped out of the Israelite religious community and accepted the Protestant faith. In 1892 he became director of the Hans-Wurst-Bühne in the Rotunda of Vienna .

From 1894, Steiner of the English The Assets Realization Co. rented the "Kaiserwiese" at the beginning of the Viennese Prater and, with the help of the architect Oskar Marmorek and the painter Ferdinand Moser, built the Venice amusement park in Vienna Opened in 1895. He also opened (unsuccessfully) a cinema and a vending machine. The erection of the Riesenrad was a special concern to him, with whose later owner Eduard Steiner was however not related. In 1897 he became director of Danzer's Orpheum , for which he was able to obtain both a concession as a theater and a variety .

In 1908 Steiner was faced with financial difficulties as a result of high investments and costs, including the production costs for a performance of Paul Linckes Der Schlager der Saison . He had to file for bankruptcy and give the management of his company to Hugo Fürst and Alfred A. Winter.

From 1909 to 1912 he was director of the establishment Ronacher , after which he took over again the management of Venice in Vienna, but he still accumulated more debts and went bankrupt again. The escape from Vienna came to escape the usual guilt , and the separation from his wife.

From 1913 he stayed in London, Switzerland and New York. In 1921 he returned to Vienna. With an ambition to become director of the theater in Josefstadt , he failed, and so he was satisfied with the founding of a publishing house, which mainly brought out pieces of music. Steiner's situation was not much better, however, and he was financially supported by his son Max Steiner , who had become a successful composer in the USA . On 7 September 1938 he had to leave Vienna as a Jew and subsequently flee to his son in the USA. In Hollywood, he married the secretary of his son, Erna Mundelius. In 1944 he died in Beverly Hills, where he was buried in the forest cemetery.

The Gabor-Steiner-Weg in Vienna- Leopoldstadt , a footpath in the imperial meadow, was named after him in 1987.

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Gabor Steiner's Timeline

April 2, 1858
Timișoara, Timisoara, Timiș County, Romania
May 10, 1888
Age 30
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
September 9, 1944
Age 86
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States