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 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
supported Brausewetter, Hans
Baedeker Berlin, Baedeker Verlag, Stuttgart, 1994
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