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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 November 1942Riga, Latvia
Birth NameHolger Bernhard Bruno Mischwitzky

Mini Bio (1)

Rosa von Praunheim was born on November 25, 1942 in Riga, Latvia as Holger Bernhard Bruno Mischwitzky. He is a director and writer, known for Two Mothers (2007), Tough Love (2015) and Anita: Dances of Vice (1987). He was previously married to Carla Egerer.

Spouse (1)

Carla Egerer (17 February 1969 - 1971) (divorced)

Trivia (9)

Co-founder of the gay rights movement in Germany.
Caused much controversy when he appeared on the talk-show Explosiv - der heiße Stuhl (1989) and outed several German celebrities as gay (10 December 1991).
Has taught directing at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen in Potsdam, Germany since 1999.
His stage name honours the pink (German: "rosa") triangle, which gay prisoners had to wear on their jackets in the Nazi concentration camps and "Praunheim", a neighborhood in Frankfurt.
Learned later on in his life that he was born as Holger Radtke and adopted by Gertrud Mischwitzky soon after. His quest for facts about his real mother are depicted in Two Mothers (2007).
He "discovered" Ingo J. Biermann.
He lives in Berlin with his life partner and assistant Oliver Sechting.
Nephew of Luzi Kryn.

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