Jenny Gröllmann

Jenny Gröllmann

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*05.02.1947 Hamburg; †09.08.2006 Berlin

Biography

Jenny Gröllmann was born February 5, 1947, in Hamburg, as the daughter of the production designer Otto Gröllmann and his wife Gertrud, a theatre photographer. In 1949, the family relocated to Schwerin, and in 1955 further moved to Dresden. While still at school, the 14-year old Gröllmann played the title role in Brecht's "Die Gesichte der Simone Machard". From 1963 to 1966, she studied at Staatliche Schauspielschule Berlin and became a member of the cast of Maxim Gorki Theater in 1966.

From 1966 on, Gröllmann also worked for film and TV productions. After her movie debut as a student in Ulrich Thein's part "Die Prüfung" for the episodic film "Geschichten jener Nacht", Konrad Wolf cast her in a supporting role as a shy German girl in "Ich war neunzehn" ("I Was Nineteen"). In contemporary DEFA and TV productions, Gröllmann most often portrayed confident, cheerful, and sometimes snappish young women.

Gröllmann played her first leading role in Ingrid Reschke's "Kennen Sie Urban?" based on Ulrich Plenzdorf's screen play. She also played the leading role of Betty Lienau in the third part of the TV series "Eva und Adam": Betty, a girl from a broken home, comes out on top against adverse conditions though suffering several setbacks. In Ulrich Thein's TV multi-part TV movie "Broddi", Gröllmann starred as Christine, the female counterpart to the title hero Jochen Brodalla (Christian Grashof), a confident, yet needy girl that falls in love with the social outcast without prejudice.

In 1981/82, Ulrich Weiß cast her as Renate for his unconventional film version of Willi Bredel's German resistance novel "Dein unbekannter Bruder" ("Your Unknown Brother"). In Herrmann Zschoche's romantic Hölderlin portrait "Hälfte des Lebens", Gröllmann played Susette Gontard, the poet"s married lover. She also caused a stir with her urgent portrayal of an alcoholic in Helmut Krätzig's "Polizeiruf 110" crime series episode "Unheil aus der Flasche".

During the following years, Gröllmann mainly appeared in TV movies and series and became famous for her part as attorney Isenthal in the TV series "Liebling Kreuzberg". She also regularly appeared in "Tatort" episodes and in the TV series "Unser Lehrer Doktor Specht".

From 1984 to 1990, Jenny Gröllmann, the mother of Jeanne Gröllmann and Anna Maria Mühe, was married to actor Ulrich Mühe, who later accused her that she had been a collaborator of the Stasi, the East German secret police, and had been spying on him. In 2006, Mühe was prohibited to further express his allegations because there was no authoritative evidence of Gröllmann's collaboration.

Gröllmann had suffered from cancer already in 1999 but was able to temporarily fight off the disease. But on August 9, 2006, Jenny Gröllmann died in Berlin from cancer.

Filmography

2005 Leiden wie ein Tier
Cast
 
2004-2008 Ich will da sein - Jenny Gröllmann
Participation
 
2003/2004 Erbsen auf halb 6
Cast
 
1999/2000 Verzweiflung
Cast
 
1997 Mord für eine Schlagzeile
Cast
 
1995 Unschuldig verurteilt?
Cast
 
1995 Der Killer im Nachtexpreß
Cast
 
1995 Zeuge der Anklage
Cast
 
1993 Wer zweimal lügt
Cast
 
1992/1993 Rache
Cast
 
1992/1993 Berlin - Beste Lage
Cast
 
1990 Der kleine Herr Friedemann
Cast
 
1990 Die Ritter der Tafelrunde
Cast
 
1988 Flüssige Waffe
Cast
 
1987 Die erste Reihe. Bilder aus dem Berliner Widerstand
Cast
 
1986/1987 Künstler, König und Modell
Cast
 
1985/1986 Das Buschgespenst
Cast
 
1984/1985 Hälfte des Lebens
Cast
 
1983/1984 Heiße Ware in Berlin
Cast
 
1983/1984 Isabel auf der Treppe
Cast
 
1983/1984 Draußen am See
Cast
 
1982/1983 Es geht einer vor die Hunde
Cast
 
1982/1983 Die Spur des 13. Apostels
Cast
 
1982 Dein unbekannter Bruder
Cast
 
1979/1980 Ernste Spiele
Cast
 
1977/1978 Bonnys Blues
Cast
 
1976/1977 Die Flucht
Cast
 
1973/1974 Ich bin ein junger Pionier
Voice
 
1973-1975 Sei sauber, wenn Du ankommst
Cast
 
1973-1975 Glück auf - Glück ab
Cast
 
1973-1975 Der Tischherr
Cast
 
1973 Eva und Adam oder Drum prüfe!
Cast
 
1971/1972 Die Maske
Cast
 
1970/1971 Kennen Sie Urban?
Cast
 
1970 Netzwerk
Cast
 
1967/1968 Ich war neunzehn
Cast
 
1967 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1967 / Nr. 021]
Participation
 
1966/1967 Geschichten jener Nacht. EP 2: Die Prüfung
Cast
 

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