Giehse, Therese

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Giehse, Therese Gender: F
Therese Gift
born on 6 March 1898 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Munich, Germany, 48n08, 11e34
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 15°44' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 20°06 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 06°30'

Therese Giehse (as the character of Mother Courage. Portrait by Günter Rittner, 1966)
photo: Günter Rittner, license gfdl


German actress. Born to German-Jewish parents, she first appeared on the stage in 1920. She became a major star on stage, in films, and in political cabaret. In the late 1920s through 1933, she was a leading actress at the famous Munich Kammerspiele. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, Giehse left Germany for Zürich, Switzerland, where she continued to act in exile, playing leading roles in Zürich. On 20 May 1936 she married the homosexual English writer John Hampson, in order to obtain a British passport and thereby avoid capture by the Nazis. She returned to Germany after World War II, and performed in theatres on both sides of the Iron Curtain, but mostly in her native Bavaria, until her death on 3 March 1975.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Ammann, Lukas (born 29 September 1912)
  • lover relationship with Mann, Erika (born 9 November 1905)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Die neue Gesellschaft. Frankfurter Hefte" by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Verlag Neue Gesellschaft, 1988), p. 196: "Therese Giehse ist geboren am 6. März 1898, frühmorgens um 7.30 Uhr, in der Herzog-Rudolf-Straße, München."

Translation: Therese Giehse was born on March 6, 1898, early in the morning at 7:30 o'clock, in Herzog-Rudolf-Strasse, Munich.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political