Haack, Käthe

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 11 Aug 1897, Berlin - DIED 5 May 1986, Berlin (West)
REAL NAME Haack, Käthe Lisbeth Minna Sophie Isolde
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof Heerstrasse, Trahkener Allee 1, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (Feld 16-J-27)

Käthe Haacke was the daughter of the merchant K.W.P. Haack. She took acting lessons with Seraphine Détschy and Hans Kaufmann. In 1914 she had her first engagement at the Stadttheater in Gottingen, but from 1915 onwards she mostly performed in Berlin.

In 1915 she made her movie debut in "Pension Lampel". She was succesful in "Der Katzenstieg" (1915) and many movies followed. She was was able to continue her career when sound movies were introduced. In 1931 she appeared in "Emil und die Detektive", in 1936 in "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" and in 1943 in the famous "Münchhausen" movie. Somewhere in time she visited Joseph Goebbels at his country house near Berlin, but she didn't mention this in her memoirs. When Hans Brausewetter was put in a concentration camp she pleaded with Goebbels to release him and soon Brausewetter was released.

In 1950 she was was able to continue her movie career. In later years she mostly worked for television. She was married to actor Heinrich Schroth and the actress Hannelore Schroth was their daughter.

Family
• Daughter: Schroth, Hannelore

Related persons
• supported Brausewetter, Hans

Sources
Käthe Haack – Wikipedia
Baedeker Berlin, Baedeker Verlag, Stuttgart, 1994
filmportal.de - Alles zum Deutschen Film

Images

The grave of Käthe Haack and her daughter Hannelore Schroth at Friedhof Heerstrasse, Berlin.
Picture by androom (25 Aug 2006)

 

The grave of Käthe Haack and her daughter Hannelore Schroth at Friedhof Heerstrasse, Berlin.
Picture by androom (25 Aug 2006)

 

Käthe Haack.
(1941-1944)

 


Haase, Friedrich

Published: 29 Sep 2007
Last update: 14 Sep 2008