Lissy Tempelhof

Lissy Tempelhof

Darstellerin, Musik
*17.04.1929 Berlin; †10.10.2017 Berlin

Biography

Lissy Tempelhof was born March 1929, in Berlin, to a family of workers. After the war, she worked as a punch, as a secretary, and as a streetcar conductor. She then made her first acting experience in an amateur drama group and participated in a revue at the Society for German-Soviet Friendship. In 1947, Tempelhof became a cast member of Landestheater Anklam but also attended the drama school Staatliche Schauspielschule Berlin (today: Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch") from 1950 to 1953. Afterwards, Tempelhof performed at theatres in Senftenberg, Dresden, and Berlin. In 1963, she became a cast member at Deutsches Theater Berlin and stayed there for more than 35 years.

Lissy Tempelhof made her movie debut in 1954 in "Der Ochse von Kulm", directed by Martin Hellberg. After a number of supporting roles, she played her first leading role in a movie in 1961 when Konrad Wolf cast her for "Professor Mamlock" as physician Inge Ruoff who supported the Jewish physician Mamlock during the Nazi regime. After the TV production "Sommer in Heidkau" (1964), that was written by Helmut Sakowski with Tempelhof in mind, she played the leading role in Günther Rücker's film "Die besten Jahre" ("The Best Years", 1965), which became Tempelhof's best-known film. In "Die besten Jahre", Tempelhof plays the young teacher Hilde who takes in the veteran Ernst (Horst Drinda), who has just returned from the war, and supports him to become a teacher, too. But when Ernst becomes a successful teacher himself, he turns away from her. After "Die besten Jahre", Tempelhof appeared in a series of prominent roles on TV and on the big screen, for instance in "Fräulein Schmetterling" (1966), in "Nebelnacht" (1968), in "Die Hosen des Ritters von Bredow" (1973), as well as in the title role of the two-part TV movie "Bettina von Arnim" (1972). Tempelhof mainly portrayed self-confident and passionate characters, sometimes with a tragic tendency.

Tempelhof won the audience award and the jury award as Best actress at the film festival Karl-Marx-Stadt for her portrayal of the incorruptible, yet generous leader of a worker's unit in Iris Gusner's film "Alle meine Mädchen" (1979). She made a memorable performance as the widow of a party official in Helmut Dziuba's film "Erscheinen Pflicht" (1984). Besides her numerous roles in TV movies, Tempelhol also appeared regularly in TV series, including "Polizeiruf 110", and "Rächer, Retter und Rapiere".

After the German reunification, she was seen in TV series such as "Für alle Fälle Stefanie", "Ärzte" and "Letzte Spur Berlin" as well as several TV movies. Furthermore, Lissy Tempelhof performed as a chanson singer and speaker and taught singing at a specialist music school in Berlin.

Liss Tempelhof's last feature film was Veit Helmer's "Quatsch und die Nasenbärbande" ("Fiddlesticks", 2014). She died October 10, 2017 in Berlin, age 88.

The contents of this entry were funded with the support of the DEFA-Stiftung.

Filmography

2014 Melusine
Cast
 
2013/2014 Quatsch und die Nasenbärbande
Cast
 
2009/2010 Lotta & die alten Eisen
Cast
 
2000/2001 Jenseits der Liebe
Cast
 
1995/1996 Tödliches Schweigen
Cast
 
1995 Weiß wie Schnee, rot wie Blut
Cast
 
1990 Der kleine Herr Friedemann
Cast
 
1989-1991 Die Sprungdeckeluhr
Cast
 
1984/1985 Verführung
Cast
 
1984/1985 Es steht der Wald so schweigend
Cast
 
1983/1984 Erscheinen Pflicht
Cast
 
1982/1983 Die Kündigung
Cast
 
1981 Wäre die Erde nicht rund
Cast
 
1979/1980 Alle meine Mädchen
Cast
 
1978-1980 Der Einzelgänger
Cast
 
1977 Vier Tropfen
Cast
 
1977 Die Abrechnung
Cast
 
1977 Die Selbstmörderin Agnes Wabnitz
Cast
 
1976/1977 Kollision
Cast
 
1976 Ein ungewöhnlicher Auftrag
Cast
 
1975/1976 Heimkehr in ein fremdes Land
Cast
 
1973/1974 Die Wahlverwandtschaften
dubbed by
 
1973/1974 Zwischen vierzig und fünfzig
Cast
 
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
 
1972/1973 Die Hosen des Ritters von Bredow
Cast
 
1971/1972 Leichensache Zernik
Cast
 
1971/1972 Wer war am Panzerschrank
Cast
 
1969 Staub und Rosen
Cast
 
1969 Sankt Urban
Cast
 
1968/1987 Die Russen kommen
Cast
 
1968/1969 Effi Briest
Cast
 
1968/1969 Nebelnacht
Cast
 
1968/1969 Krause und Krupp
Cast
 
1968/1969 Krupp und Krause
Cast
 
1968 Gib' acht auf Susi
Cast
 
1966 columbus 64
Cast
 
1966 Irrlicht und Feuer
Cast
 
1965-1966/2005 Fräulein Schmetterling
Cast
 
1965 Tiefe Furchen
Cast
 
1964/1965 Die besten Jahre
Cast
 
1963/1964 Der geteilte Himmel
Voice
 
1962/1963 Rüpel
Cast
 
1961/1962 Freispruch mangels Beweises
Cast
 
1960/1961 Professor Mamlock
Cast
 
1957/1958 Emilia Galotti
Cast
 
1957/1958 Sonnensucher
Vocals
 
1956/1957 Wo du hingehst...
Cast
 
1955/1956 Der Richter von Zalamea
Cast
 
1954/1955 Der Ochse von Kulm
Cast
 

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