Clara Julie Christensen
26 August 1856
|Died||5 May 1939 (aged 82)|
|Other names||Clara Kjertmann|
|Spouse(s)||Holger Kjertmann (1843-1885)|
Hjalmar Schønfeld (1863-1924)
Born Clara Julie Christensen in Roskilde, Zealand, she was the daughter of Andreas Ludvig Christensen, a bricklayer, and his wife Birgitte Elisabeth Christensen. She made her stage debut with the E.J. Haffgreens Theater Company in Oslo, Norway at the Møllergatens Theater on 17 September 1873. Afterward, she was engaged at a number of theaters in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, including part of the ensemble of the Det Ny Teater when it opened in 1908, as well as a number of theaters in the Danish provinces, such as the Odense Theatre.
Clara Schønfeld married twice. Her first marriage was to actor Holger Emil Rams Hardt Kjertmann. Her second marriage was to theater director and actor Hjalmar Otto Schønfeld in 1893. The couple were married until his death in 1924. She never remarried and died in 1939 and was buried in the Assistants Cemetery in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen.