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Helene Weigel (1900–1971)

Helene Weigel was born on May 12, 1900 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. She is known for her work on Mother Courage and Her Children (1961), Señora Carrar's Rifles (1953) and Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (1955). She was married to Bertolt Brecht. She died on May 6, 1971 in East Berlin, East Germany. See full bio »


(age 70) in East Berlin, East Germany

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 1970 Aus unserer Zeit
Narrator (voice)
 1968 Die Gesichte der Simone Machard (TV Movie)
Marie Soupeau / Königinmutter Isabeau
 1966 Die Ermittlung - Oratorium in 11 Gesängen (TV Movie)
Zeugin 5
 1962 Frau Flinz (TV Movie)
Martha Flinz
 1957 Katzgraben
Frau Großmann
 1955 My Child (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1944 The Seventh Cross
Janitress (uncredited)
 1932 Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt?
Ballad Singer (voice)
 1931 A Man's a Man (Short)
 1927 Metropolis
Working Woman (uncredited)
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 1947 Leben des Galilei (Short) (wardrobe mistress)
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 1947 The Paradine Case (continuity - uncredited)
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 1958 Mother (Documentary)
 1957 Die Windrose (Documentary)
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 1972 After My Last Move (Documentary)
Mother Wlassowa

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As she was Jewish and her husband Bertolt Brecht an opponent of the Nazis, they fled Germany in 1933 and finally settled down in the US in 1941. They returned to Europe in 1947 because Brecht was considered to be a communist. See more »

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