Leo Ditrichstein (1865-1928) was an American actor and
playwright, born in Temesvar, AustriaHungary. He was educated in Viennaand was naturalized as an American citizen in 1897. He made his New York début in "Die Ehre", (1890). This was followed by: "Mr. Wilkinson's Widows", "Trilby", "Are You a Mason?" and other plays. He was the author of numerous plays, among which are: "Gossip" (with Clyde Fitch, 1895); "A Southern Romance" (1897); "The Last Appeal" (1901); "What's the Matter with Susan?" (1904); "The Ambitious Mrs. Susan" (1907); "The Million" (from the French, 1911); "The Concert" (1911); "Temperamental Journey" (1912); "The Great Lover" (1915). He had a large influence on actor William Powell.
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