|ACTOR, LYRICIST (GERMANY)|
BORN 16 Jun 1906, Berlin: Augsburger Straße 4, Charlottenburg (now: Fuggerstraße, Schöneberg) - DIED 21 Nov 1944, Berlin|
CAUSE OF DEATH leukemia
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Brandenburg: Südwestkirchhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Urnenhain III, Feld 12, Wahlstelle 14)
Walter Lieck was the son of the painter Josef Lieck (1849-1914). He held his first theatre engagemnt at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin in 1928. He was a member of the Tingeltangel cabaret, but when he tried to revive this cabaret in 1934 he was arrested after six months and imprisoned in concentration camp Esterwegen for two months.
After his release he was often banned from working because he had married the Jewish actress Liselotte Laudien in 1933 and he refused to divorce her. In 1936 he wrote the words for Norbert Schulze's the children's opera "Schwarzer Peter". Between 1939 and 1944 he appeared in many movies, among them the propaganda movie "Münchhausen". He died in 1944 of blood poisoning that was related to his time in the concentration camp. Liselotte lived until 1976 and was buried beside him at the Südwestfriedhof in Stahnsdorf.
cooperated with Schultze, Norbert
Internet Movie Database
Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2006
Walter Lieck â€“ Wikipedia