Neumann, Günther

WRITER, COMPOSER, CABARET ARTIST (GERMANY)
BORN 19 Mar 1913, Berlin - DIED 17 Oct 1972, München
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Evangelischer Luisenfriedhof III, Fürstenbrunner Weg 65-67 (Feld EII - Gitter - 3 a/b)

As early as 1929 Günther Neumann worked as a cabaret artist for the "Kabarett der Komiker" and in 1930 for "Die Katakombe". During the blockade of Berlin in 1948 he started his famous radio cabaret program "Die Insulaner". This very popular program was heard in East as well as West Berlin until 1962.

Neumann was also involved in movies and wrote books like "Ich was Hitlers Schnurrbart" (1949). He translated the American musical "Kiss me Kate" to German. He was married to Tatjana Sais, who performed many of his songs. In 1960 he received the Kunstpreis der Stadt Berlin.

Family
• Wife: Sais, Tatjana

Related persons
• cooperated with Schollwer, Edith

Sources
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005

Images

The grave of Günther Neumann and Tatjana Sais at the Evangelischer Luisenfriedhof III, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (29 Mar 2007)

 

The grave of Günther Neumann and Tatjana Sais at the Evangelischer Luisenfriedhof III, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (29 Mar 2007)

 


Neumann, Hertha

Published: 17 Jun 2007
Last update: 17 Jun 2007