Haack, Käthe

BORN 11 Aug 1897, Berlin - DIED 5 May 1986, Berlin (West)
BIRTH 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 successful 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.

• Daughter: Schroth, Hannelore

Related persons
• supported Brausewetter, Hans

2/11/1928Premiere of "Der Frauenarzt" by Hans Rehfisch at the Theater in der Königgrätzer Strasse in Berlin. It was directed by Victor Barnowsky. The scenary was created by Hermann Krehann. The cast included Käte Haack, Eleonora von Mendelssohn, Johanna Terwin, Rudolf Forster, Egon Friedell and Rudolf Platte. [Platte, Rudolf][Rehfisch, Hans][Terwin, Johanna]
16/2/1932Premiere of Max Reinhardt's adaption of Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenuntergang" at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. It was directed by Max Reinhardt. The scenery was designed by Ernst Schütte. The cast included Werner Krauss, Mathias Wieman, Hans Brausewetter, Eleonora von Mendelsson, Käthe Haack, Oskar Sima, Maria Koppenhöfer, Eduard von Winsterstein, Paul Henckels, Helene Fehdmer, Paul Otto, Paul Biensfeldt, Max Gülstorff, Ludwig Stössel and Helene Thimig. [Brausewetter, Hans][Fehdmer-Kayssler, Helene][Koppenhöfer, Maria][Krauss, Werner][Reinhardt, Max][Thimig, Helene][Winterstein, Eduard von]


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.


Baedeker Berlin, Baedeker Verlag, Stuttgart, 1994
• Blubacher, Thomas, Gibt es etwas Schöneres als Sehnsucht?, Die Geschwister Eleonora und Francesco von Mendelssohn, Henschel Verlag, Leipzig, 2008
Käthe Haack - Wikipedia

Haas, Charles

Published: 29 Sep 2007
Last update: 25 Jan 2022