Klońska-Sauer Antonina

Antonina Klońska-Sauer was born on 24th April 1883, in Włocławek. She was an actress performing in cabarets, vaudevilles, and drama plays.

She made her début on stage at Teatr Ludowy (People’s Theatre) in Kraków, in 1930. Before the outbreak of the First World War, she worked for various theatres, namely in Kalisz, Łódź, Lublin, Kijów, Sosnowiec, Płock, and Warsaw. In the years 1920-1939, she was part of the theatrical troupe at the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków. After the end of the Second World War, she came back to work there. From 1954 until the end of her theatre career, she performed on stage of the Helena Modrzejewska National Old Theatre in Kraków, where she celebrated both the 50th and 60th anniversary of her artistic work.

There is only one film role that can be credited to her name. In 1916, she played in the film ‘Małżeństwo na rozdrożu’ (Yiddish: Zajn wajbs man), which was a screen adaptation of the book ‘Bigamistka’ by Nachman Majzel. Unfortunately, no copy of the film has been preserved.

Antonina Klońska died on 12th April 1969, in Kraków. Her body was interred at the famous Rakowicki Cemetery.

Selected Filmography

  • 1916 – ‘Małżeństwo na rozdrożu’