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Lucie Mannheim Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 30 April 1899Berlin, Germany
Date of Death 18 July 1976Braunlage, Lower Saxony, Germany

Mini Bio (1)

Lucie Mannheim was born on April 30, 1899 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress and writer, known for The 39 Steps (1935), Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965) and Gerechtigkeit in Worowogorsk (1964). She was married to Marius Goring. She died on July 18, 1976 in Braunlage, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Spouse (1)

Marius Goring (1941 - 28 July 1976) (her death)

Trivia (4)

Former principal actress of the Berlin Theatre, expelled by the Nazis.
Sang "Lili Marleen" a anti-Hitler version for BBC in 1943 in G.B.
German character actress and cabaret artiste, trained in Berlin. Early in her career, she often acted alongside Conrad Veidt. Celebrated on stage and in musical revues during the 1920's. In films from 1923. Immensely popular, she was considered a quintessential 'Berliner'. She was the main rival to Marlene Dietrich for the coveted role in The Blue Angel (1930). However, due to her being Jewish, she was forced to flee from Germany after the Nazi take-over in 1933. She went to England via Czechoslovakia, where she appeared in Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935) and subsequently acted mainly on stage in Britain until her post-war return to Germany. Made several more film appearances in the 50's and 60's and was named 'Staatsschauspieler' (State Actor) in 1963.
The composer Walter Goetze wrote his operetta Die göttliche Jette (1931) especially for Mannheim.

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