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Hertha Thiele

Foto: Alexander Schmoll (1880-1945)

1908 - 1984

The actress Hertha Thiele began her theater career in 1928 where she had her breakthrough two years later with the play "Krankheit der Jugend".

The success of this play led a film adaption and to Hertha Thiele's film debut. The movie was called "Mädchen in Uniform" (31). The movie was a box-office hit and lived from the female artists.

Hertha Thiele took successful part in movies like "Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt?" (32), "Mensch ohne Namen" (32), "Anna und Elisabeth" (33), "Reifende Jugend" (33) and "Die weisse Majestät" (33) in the next years.
When she refused to act in the propaganda movie "Hans Westmar" in 1933 this meant the end of her career in the National Socialist Germany. She was excluded from the Reichstheater and Reichsfilmkammer in 1936, one year later she went to Switzerland where she carried on "middle-class" works for the time being. Only from 1942 she got a contract at the Stadttheater Bern and was able to appear on stage again.

The effort to build up a theater in the GDR failed and she returned to Switzerland again. But even there she only got seldom role offers. She earned her living as an assistant nurse in a psychiatry.

Hertha Thiele went to GDR again in 1966 and was able to assert as an actress again. She played at theaters and appeared in many TV productions.
To her last movies belong "Geheimcode b 13" (67), "Der Mörder sitzt im Wembley-Stadion" (70), "Lützower" (72), "Die Bibliothekarin" (76) and "Insel im See" (80).

Hertha Thiele was among others married with the actor Heinz Klingenberg.

Other movies with Hertha Thiele:
Frau Lehmanns Töchter (32) Die elf Schill'schen Offiziere (32) Das erste Recht des Kindes (32) Kleiner Mann - was nun? (33) Elisabeth und der Narr (33) Herr Peter Squenz (71) Husaren in Berlin (71) Istanbul-Masche (71) Florentiner 73 (72) Reife Kirschen (72) Serie "Polizeiruf 110: Minuten zu spät" (72) Serie "Die Verschworenen" (72) Serie "Adam und Eva" (73) Serie "Der Staatsanwalt hat das Wort: ...und wenn ich nein sage?" (73) Die Legende von Paul und Paula (73) Neues aus der Florentiner 73 (74) Hostess (76) Serie "Polizeiruf 110: Schwarze Ladung" (76) Die unverbesserliche Barbara (76) Don Juan, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 78 (79)