Mannheim, Lucie (1899–1976)

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Mannheim, Lucie (1899–1976)

German actress. Born April 30, 1899, in Berlin, Germany; died July 28, 1976, in Braunlage, Germany; m. Marius Goring (actor), 1941.

Made stage debut as Käthie in Old Heidelberg (1920), then appeared as Ännchen in Jugend, Lulu in Erdgeist, and Hedwig in The Wild Duck; was principal actress of the Berlin Theater (1924–30), playing Nora in A Doll's House, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Irina in The Three Sisters, and title role in Hannele; also appeared in musicals, comedies, and farces, and in plays under other managements, including Arms and the Man, The Trial of Mary Dugan and Liebestrank; expelled by Nazis, made London debut to great success in title role in Nina; during WWII, broadcast frequently to Germany with BBC European service; toured in Germany (1947), then translated and directed in Berlin (1949), appearing there in The Corn is Green, The Rose Tattoo, Rats, Power of Darkness, Look Homeward Angel, Tonight at 8:30 and La voix humaine; made over 25 films, including Danton, The 39 Steps, Hotel Reserve and So Little Time. Received Order of Merit (1953) and Grand Cross of the Order (Bonn, Germany, 1959); nominated Berlin State Actress for services to the theater (1963).