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Overview (2)

Born in East Berlin, East Germany
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Katharina Thalbach was born on January 19, 1954 in East Berlin, East Germany. She is an actress and director, known for The Tin Drum (1979), Sophie's Choice (1982) and God afton, Herr Wallenberg (1990).

Trivia (9)

Daughter of Sabine Thalbach.
Daughter of Benno Besson, stepdaughter of Ursula Karusseit and Coline Serreau.
Mother of Anna Thalbach.
Her acting teacher was Doris Thalmer.
In December 1976, she left East Germany together with longtime companion Thomas Brasch and daughter Anna after the expulsion of songwriter Wolf Biermann.
One of Germany's most respected stage actresses mostly working in Hamburg and Berlin. She has also directed since the late 1980s.
After her mother's death, Helene Weigel supported her acting career.
Grandmother of Nellie Thalbach.

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