Meysel, Inge

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Name
Meysel, Inge Gender: F
born on 30 May 1910 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 07°59' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°31 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 01°11'



Biography

German actress. From the early 1960s until her death, Meysel was one of Germany's most popular actresses. She had a successful stage career and played more than 100 roles in film and on television.

During Nazi Germany, Meysel was banned from performing from 1935 until 1945 because of her Jewish father. In 1945 she restarted her career in Hamburg.

Since the early 1960s Inge Meysel mainly acted in made-for-TV films and got the nickname (Fernseh-) Mutter der Nation ("(Television) Mother of the Nation").

She won numerous German actor awards including a lifetime achievement award from the German Television Awards, but in 1981 she refused to accept the Bundesverdienstkreuz because "Einen Orden dafür, daß man anständig gelebt hat, brauche ich nicht" ("I don't need an order of merit just for having lived decently").

From the mid-1920s until shortly before her death, Meysel was outspoken on many - often controversial - social and political issues. Despite her decidedly leftist and feminist views, this did not harm her popularity as an actress. In 1992, she came out as bisexual.

On 10 July 2004, aged 94, she died of heart failure.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Taeger quotes Specht quoting Lorcher Kalender 1983

Categories

  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress

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