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Marianne Hoppe

Born in Rostock, Hoppe became a leading lady of stage and films in Germany. She was born into a wealthy landowning family and was initially privately educated on her father's private estate. Later she attended school in Berlin and in Weimar, where she began to attend theatre.[1] Hoppe first performed at 17 as a member of Berlin's Deutsches Theater under director Max Reinhardt. In 1935 she was hired by the controversial German actor and Director of the Prussian State Theatre under the Third Reich, Gustav Gründgens. They were married from 1936-46, until their divorce. Speaking years after the marriage had ended Hoppe stated, "He was my love, but never my great love, that was work."[1] One of the characters in the film Mephisto was reportedly based on her. Hoppe made no secret of her contacts with the Nazi elite in the 1930s/40s, including being invited to dinner by Hitler.[2] Her role in Der Schimmelreiter (The Rider of the White Horse, 1934) made her famous almost overnight, while her "Aryan" face made her a darling of the Nazi elite.[1] Later Hoppe would label this period of her life as "the black page in my golden book".[1] During her time acting at the home of the Prussian State Theatre, the Schauspielhaus, Hoppe developed her analytical approach to acting, which she stated consisted in her "taking apart every sentence" and giving the use of language a brilliance. This method was to be associated with Hoppe throughout her working life.[1] In 1946 her only child, Benedikt Johann Percy Gründgens, was born. Four years later after her divorce from Gründgens, Hoppe had a great success as Blanche Dubois in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, and increasingly played avant-garde roles, written by authors such as Heiner Muller (Quartett, 1994) and Thomas Bernhard, who became her partner in private life as well. She became a favourite of the young and iconoclastic directors Claus Peymann, Robert Wilson and Frank Castorf. Hoppe died in Siegsdorf, Bavaria, in 2002 from natural causes, aged 93. "German theater has lost its queen", said Claus Peymann of the Berliner Ensemble, whose theatre featured Hoppe's last performance, in Bertolt Brecht's Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, in December 1997.[2] In one of her last interviews Hoppe stated, "I have a go at happiness every day. That takes discipline, a virtue every halfway decent actor should have."


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Born:
Apr 26, 1909 In Rostock, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
78
First Appeared:
In the movie The Judas of Tyrol 1933-08-25
Latest Project:
Movie The Queen - Marianne Hoppe 2000-12-07
Known For
Poster of Marianne and Sophie
Poster of Der Alte
Poster of Goldene Kamera Verleihung
Poster of Was bin ich?
Filmography
Movie The Queen - Marianne Hoppe Unknown 2000-12-07
Series Sabine Christiansen Unknown 1998-01-04
Movie Der Tod kam als Freund Frau Weinstein 1991-01-01
Series Tassilo - Ein Fall für sich Maximiliane 1991-02-17
Series Zeil um Zehn herself 1990-02-02
Movie Heldenplatz Hedwig Schuster 1989-01-01
Series Geschichten hinterm Deich Unknown 1989-12-08
Series Bayerischer Fernsehpreis (Blauer Panther) Self 1989-01-01
Movie Bei Thea Thea Ammer 1988-01-10
Movie Schloß Königswald Gräfin Hohenlohe 1988-01-14
Movie Francesca Unknown 1987-06-11
Series Showgeschichten Self 1986-07-26
Series Kir Royal Claire Maetzig 1986-09-22
Movie Er-Götz-liches Unknown 1984-02-12
Series Leute Self 1983-03-07
Movie Marianne and Sophie Marianne 1983-05-13
Movie Die Baronin - Fontane machte sie unsterblich Elisabeth v. Ardenne 1981-01-13
Movie Der Richter Mutter 1981-01-01
Series Heut' abend Self 1980-02-03
Series Die Magermilchbande Tante Doda 1979-09-20
Series Bayerischer Filmpreis Self 1979-12-01
Series Der Alte Charlotte Steinburger 1977-04-11
Movie Im Hause des Kommerzienrates Präsidentin 1975-01-01
Movie Wrong Move Mother 1975-06-29
Movie Heiratskandidaten Tante Thea 1975-01-21
Series III nach neun herself 1974-11-19
Series Scene of the Crime Zeugin 1970-11-29
Movie Tag für Tag Mrs. Bryant 1969-01-02
Series Der Kommissar Charlotte Echte 1969-01-03
Movie König Richard II Herzogin von Gloster 1968-03-03
Movie Der Tod läuft hinterher Madame Brassac 1967-01-01
Movie Andere Zeiten - andere Sitten Herself 1967-11-16
Movie Die Mission Selma Selig 1967-03-29
Series Goldene Kamera Verleihung Self 1966-01-25
Movie Briefe nach Luzern Madame Hunter 1966-09-07
Movie Ten Little Indians Elsa Grohmann 1965-07-31
Movie A Winter's Tale Die Zeit 1965-12-26
Movie Das Leben des Horace A.W. Tabor - Ein Stück aus den Tagen der letzten Könige Augusta 1965-12-05
Series Grimme-Preis-Verleihung herself 1964-01-16
Movie Die Teilnahme Patricia Taylor 1964-05-07
Movie Conquerors of Arkansas Mrs. Brendel 1964-11-19
Series Gut gefragt ist halb gewonnen Unknown 1964-09-26
Movie Harlekinade Edna Selby 1964-05-15
Series Blick zurück im Film Self 1963-04-29
Movie König Ödipus Iokasta 1963-05-04
Movie Der Walzer der Toreros Generalin 1962-02-20
Movie Rose Bernd Henriette Flamm 1962-11-15
Movie The Treasure of the Silver Lake Mrs. Butler 1962-12-12
Movie The Strange Countess Mary Pinder, verw. Moron 1961-11-08
Movie 13 kleine Esel und der Sonnenhof Martha Krapp 1958-10-31
Series Was bin ich? self 1955-01-02
Movie Der Mann meines Lebens Helga Dargatter 1954-03-26
Series Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) Self 1951-01-01
Movie Nur eine Nacht die Frau 1950-04-20
Movie Schicksal aus zweiter Hand Irene Scholz 1949-10-05
Movie Das verlorene Gesicht Johanna Stegen alias Luscha 1948-11-19
Series Bambi-Verleihung Self 1948-01-01
Movie Das Leben geht weiter Lenore Carius 1945-01-01
Movie Ich brauche Dich Julia Bach 1944-05-12
Movie Romance in a Minor Key Madeleine 1943-06-25
Movie Stimme des Herzens Felicitas Iversen 1942-10-27
Movie Goodbye, Franziska Franziska Tiemann 1941-04-24
Movie Der Schritt vom Wege Effi Briest 1939-02-09
Movie Kongo-Express Renate Brinkmann 1939-12-15
Movie The Sovereign Inken Peters 1937-03-17
Movie Gabriele eins, zwei, drei Gabriele Brodersen 1937-09-09
Movie Love in Stunt Flying Mabel Atkinson 1937-08-09
Movie Wenn der Hahn kräht Marie 1936-03-23
Movie Eine Frau ohne Bedeutung Hester 1936-10-26
Movie Oberwachtmeister Schwenke Maria Schönborn, Verkäuferin im Blumenhaus Floris 1935-01-14
Movie Alles hört auf mein Kommando Hella Bergson 1935-01-08
Movie Die Werft zum Grauen Hecht Käthe Liebenow 1935-08-21
Movie Anschlag auf Schweda Regine Kessler 1935-11-05
Movie Der Schimmelreiter Elke Volkerts 1934-01-11
Movie Krach um Jolanthe Anna 1934-08-17
Movie Black Fighter Johanna Johanna Luerssen 1934-09-05
Movie The Judas of Tyrol Josefa 1933-08-25
Movie Heideschulmeister Uwe Karsten Ursula Diewen 1933-11-03