Doris Abeßer

Doris Abeßer

Darstellerin
*15.03.1935 Berlin; †26.01.2016

Biography

Doris Abeßer, born March 15, 1935, in Berlin, took actor's training already from the age of 16 on. When her application for Staatliche Schauspielschule Berlin-Schönweide was declined because Abeßer had not been full-aged yet, she started to study pedagogics first. But as soon as she turned 18 years old, Abeßer left university to finally attend actor's training at the drama school of Deutsches Theater Berlin.

In 1956, Abeßer made her stage debut at the theatre in Senftenberg. For three years, she performed in a number of plays in Senftenburg before she became a cast member at Dresden's Staatstheater, and then at Berlin"s Volksbühne. Abeßer made her movie debut during her time in actor's training in Kurt Maetzig's film "Roman einer jungen Ehe" (1952). With films like Frank Beyer's drama "Eine alte Liebe" ("An Old Love", 1959), Heiner Carow's propagandistically tinted "Das Leben beginnt" (1960), Kurt Maetzig's provocative love drama "Septemberliebe" (1961), or Konrad Wolf's masterpiece "Professor Mamlock" (1961), Abeßer became one of the most popular and successful actresses of the GDR – and was furthermore awarded the 1961 "Film darling of the year" by the youth magazine "Neues Leben".

Although she became a cast member of DEFA in 1963, Doris Abeßer's movie career abruptly ended two years later when she starred in the dissident drama "Der Frühling braucht Zeit", that was directed by Günter Stahnke, her husband at the time, and that was banned directly after its premiere. For lack of further movie role offers, Abeßer returned to the theatre. In 1968, she found a new artistic home at Berlin's Metropol Theater and stayed faithful to the theatre until it was closed in 1997. In addition to her work at Monopol Theater, Abeßer also performed in literary and musical programmes during the 1990s. Furthermore, she occasionally returned to the movie screen and, from the 1970s on, regularly appeared in TV series such as "Geschichten übern Gartenzaun" (1982-1985), and in TV movies such as "Mehr als nur Sex" (2002).

Doris Abeßer died January 26 2016.

Filmography

2010 Magda
Cast
 
2001 Verhängnisvolle Begierde
Cast
 
2001 Paris Teltow
Cast
 
1989 Drei Flaschen Tokaier
Cast
 
1987 Die schwarz-goldene Schlange
Cast
 
1987 Drei reizende Schwestern. Trick 17
Cast
 
1985/1986 Die Kette
Cast
 
1983 Ein Mann zum Heiraten
Cast
 
1982/1983 Zille und ick
Cast
 
1979 Das Idol von Mordassow
Cast
 
1978 Zwerg Nase
Cast
 
1976/1977 Trickbetrügerin gesucht
Cast
 
1973 Der Mann
Cast
 
1969/1970 Steinreich
Cast
 
1969 Märchenbrunnen
Cast
 
1967/1968 Hauptmann Florian von der Mühle
Cast
 
1966 Erlesenes [01]
Cast
 
1965 Der Frühling braucht Zeit
Cast
 
1964/1965 Mörder auf Urlaub
Cast
 
1964 Doppelt oder nichts
Cast
 
1964 Das Lied vom Trompeter
Cast
 
1962/1963 Verliebt und vorbestraft
Cast
 
1960/1961 Professor Mamlock
Cast
 
1960/1961 Septemberliebe
Cast
 
1959/1960 Seilergasse 8
Cast
 
1959/1960 Das Leben beginnt
Cast
 
1958/1959 Eine alte Liebe
Cast
 
1956/1957 Bärenburger Schnurre
Cast
 
1956 Zwischenfall in Benderath
Cast
 

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