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Max Pallenberg (1877-1934) was an Austrian singer, actor and comedian. His career started in Vienna with appearances in popular revues and operettas, and he then moved on to Berlin’s Deutsches Theater, working with Max Reinhardt. Pallenberg was forced to leave Germany in the early 1930s because his wife, the operetta star Fritzi Massary, was Jewish. Max Pallenberg was killed in an airplane crash on the way to a theatrical performance in 1934.

The painter, graphic artist, and writer Charlotte Berend-Corinth was born in Berlin in 1880. Her talent as a painter was not recognized until after the death of her more famous husband, the painter Lovis Corinth (1858-1925); during his lifetime Charlotte Berend set aside her own career in service of his. After his death, she had a good deal of success mostly as a portrait painter, though her name never became as well-known as his. She was a member of GEDOK (Federation of Women Artists and Patrons of the Arts), the largest traditional interdisciplinary organization of women artists in Germany, founded in Hamburg in 1926 by Ida Dehmel (1870 - 1942). Charlotte Berend-Corinth died in New York in 1967. - Charlotte Berend-Corinth was the sister of the author Alice Berend.

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Berend-Corinth, Charlotte: I. [Max Pallenberg as] Rappelkopf in : “Alpenkönig und Menschenfeind“ [by] Ferdinand Raimund, Leo Baeck Institute, 84.389i.