Höflich, Lucie

BORN 20 Feb 1883, Hannover, Niedersachsen - DIED 8 Oct 1956, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Holwede, Helene Lucie von
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Straße 57 (Feld 7 (15-26) (Ehrengrab))

Lucie Höflich's stepfather was actor and director Georg Höflich, who worked for the Schauspielhaus in Berlin. Lucie made her stage debut when she was sixteen years old in Bromberg. In 1901 she was engaged at the Intime Theater in Nürnberg and in 1902 at the Raimundtheater in Vienna. In 1903 she first appeared at the Deutschen theater in Berlin and she worked there with Max Reinhardt until 1932.

In 1913 she made her first movie and during the 1920s she could be seen in several minor parts. Her movie career never equalled her career in the theatre. In 1910 she married the art historian Georg Mayer. They had a daughter, the actress Ursula Höflich, but they divorced in 1917. Her second husband was Emil Jannings, but this marriage didn't last long.

In 1933 she took over the management of the Staatlichen Schauspielschule in Berlin. From 1936 onwards she had her own acting school at the Berliner Volksbühne. After the war she was the manager the theatre in Schwerin from 1978 and 1948 and after that time she worked in Berlin again. There she died in 1956.

• Husband: Jannings, Emil (1920-) (divorce or separation)

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• cooperated with Reinhardt, Max
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6/12/1906Premiere of Shaw's "Mensch und Übermensch" at Der Komödie in Berlin. It was directed by Rudolf Bernauer. The actors were Lucie Höflich, Paul Wegener, Victor Arnold, Paul Biensfeldt, Tilla Durieux, Alexander Ekert, Bernhard von Jacobi, Emilie Kurz, Jacob Tiedtke and Hedwig Wangel. The play was cancelled after ten performances. [Durieux, Tilla][Wegener, Paul]
20/12/1906Premiere of Hermann Bahr's "Ringelspiel" at the Deutschen Theater, Berlin. It was directed by Bahr. The actors were Lucie Höflich, Alexander Moissi, Agnes Sorma, Albert Steinrück, Hans Wassermann and Paul Wegener. The stage scenery was created by Emil Orlik. [Bahr, Hermann][Moissi, Alexander][Sorma, Agnes][Steinrück, Albert][Wegener, Paul]


The grave of Lucie Höflich at the Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Berlin.
Picture by androom (24 Aug 2006)


• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
Lucie Höflich – Wikipedia
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Hofmann, Albert

Published: 09 Jan 2011
Last update: 25 Jan 2022