Brigitte Horney

Brigitte Horney

Darstellerin
*29.03.1911 Berlin-Dahlem; †27.07.1988 Hamburg-Eppendorf

Biography

Brigitte Horney went to school in Berlin-Zehlendorf and attended a boarding school in Znoz (Switzerland). She took lessons in free dance at Mary Wigman"s and attended drama school. In 1930, Horney won the Max Reinhardt prize for young actors and starred in the leading role in Robert Siodmak"s film "Abschied" ("Farewell"). She also worked at Stadttheater Würzburg and at Berlin"s Lessing-Theater. From 1931 to 1932 Horney performed at Deutsches Theater but went to Volksbühne in 1932 where she regularly played until 1943. In 1934, she starred as bar singer Rubby in the successful movie "Liebe, Tod und Teufel" ("Love, Death and the Devil").


Horney"s style did not fit the Nazi clichées and she thus became an anti-star during the Nazi regime. She starred in six films by Viktor Tourjansky but also filmed in London in 1936. Only some of her parts corresponded with national socialistic stereotypes about women: Horney played a strong "companion" in "Ein Mann will nach Deutschland" ("A Man Wants to Get to Germany", Paul Wegener) and a home-loving ethnic German in "Feinde" (Tourjansky). Shortly before the end of the war, Horney moved to Switzerland. From 1946 to 1948 she performed at Schauspielhaus Zürich and went to Basel in 1950. From 1949 on, she also did movies in Germany again and starred in "Verspieltes Leben" ("Ulyssa", Kurt Meisel), among others.

When her mother, the psychoanalyst Karen Horney, died in 1952, Brigitte Horney relocated to the USA and continued her mother"s work. After 1952, Horney only sporadically performed at European theatres or made TV appearances, for example in Jean-Paul Sartre"s "Geschlossene Gesellschaft". From the mid-1960s on, Horney starred in several films of the Edgar Wallace series. Then, from 1972 on, she started to portray self-willed older ladies in TV series such as "Der Kommissar" or "Derrick".

Later, Horney became the star of TV series such as "Jakob und Adele" (Tögel/Stark) and "Teufels Großmutter" (Bob Herzet). In 1972, Horney won the German film award in Gold for her outstanding achievements in German film.

Filmography

1989/1990 Das Erbe der Guldenburgs
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1988/1989 Jakob und Adele. 10. Kurerlebnisse
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1984 Mamas Geburtstag
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1983 Ein Mord liegt auf der Hand
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1982/1983 Das Traumschiff. Brasilien
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1982/1983 Rendezvous der Damen
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1982/1983 Bella Donna - Kann denn Liebe Sünde sein?
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1982 Urlaub am Meer
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1982 So oder so ist das Leben I. Vier Begegnungen in einer Großstadt
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1981/1982 Teufelsküche
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1981 Die Karten lügen nicht und andere Geschichten
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1980 Teegebäck und Platzpatronen
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1980 Charlotte
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1980 Die Entscheidung
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1979 Wunder einer Nacht
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1979 Einzelzimmer
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1978 Wo die Liebe hinfällt
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1978 Kleine bunte Freudenspender
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1977 Haus der Frauen
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1977 Der Alte schlägt zweimal zu
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1976/1977 Eine Nacht im Oktober
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1974 Strychnin und saure Drops
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1974 Jähes Ende einer interessanten Beziehung
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1972/1973 Tod eines Hippiemädchens
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1972 Die Vitrine
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1972 Das Geheimnis der alten Mamsell
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1971 Die Auferstehung des Stefan Stefanow
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1970 Paradies der alten Damen
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1969 Auktion bei Gwendoline
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1968 Antonia
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1967 Eine etwas sonderbare Dame
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1966 Das Geheimnis der weißen Nonne
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1966 The Trygon Factor
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1965/1966 Ich suche einen Mann
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1965 Neues vom Hexer
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1963 Dann geh zu Thorp
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1962 Daphne Laureola
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1961 Ruf der Wildgänse
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1961 Ein Stern in einer Sommernacht
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1960 Das Erbe von Björndal
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1960 Eine etwas sonderbare Dame
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1959/1960 Nacht fiel über Gotenhafen
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1959 Geschlossene Gesellschaft
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1957 Der gläserne Turm
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1954 Der letzte Sommer
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1954 Gefangene der Liebe
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1953 So lange Du da bist
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1950 Melodie des Schicksals
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1949 Verspieltes Leben
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1948 Die Frau am Weg
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1943/1944 Am Ende der Welt
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1942/1943 Münchhausen
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1942 Geliebte Welt
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1941 Illusion
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1940 Das Mädchen von Fanö
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1940 Feinde
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1939 Der Gouverneur
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1939 Eine Frau wie Du
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1939 Befreite Hände
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1938/1939 Aufruhr in Damaskus
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1938 Ziel in den Wolken
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1938 Du und ich
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1938 Anna Favetti
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1937/1938 Verklungene Melodie
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1937 Der Katzensteg
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1937 Revolutionshochzeit
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1936 Stadt Anatol
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1936 Savoy-Hotel 217
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1935 Der grüne Domino
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1934 Liebe, Tod und Teufel
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1934 Ein Mann will nach Deutschland
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1934 Blutsbrüder. Bosnische Symphonie
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1933/1934 Rêve éternel
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1933/1934 Der ewige Traum
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1933 Heideschulmeister Uwe Karsten
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1931/1932 Rasputin
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1930/1931 Fra Diavolo. [Dt.V.]
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1930 Abschied (So sind die Menschen)
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