Marianne Koch

Marianne Koch

Additional Names: Marianne Cook (Pseudonym); Marianne Elisabeth Koch (Geburtsname)
Darstellerin
*19.08.1931 München

Biography

Marianne Elisabeth Koch was born as the daughter of a merchant and a pianist in Munich on August 19, 1931. As a child, she played at the theatre and spent time at the opera school, yet she began to study medicine after her graduation from high school. During a semester break in 1950, she was discovered by director Viktor Tourjansky, who cast her in his film "Der Mann, der zweimal leben wollte". Although she had no formal training as an actor, her natural performance and intuition were very convincing and right away led to more offers: She played a maid in "Dr. Holl", was cast in the literary adaptation "Der Klosterjäger" and took the role of Princess Sophie in the period drama "Ludwig II."

Her final breakthrough as an actress came with "Des Teufels General", and for her portrayal of the brave Diddo Geiss, Marianne Koch was awarded the 1955 German Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. The same year, she also won a "Goldener Bambi" and gave a captivating performance as a blinded war victim in "Zwei blaue Augen". Now a full-fledged movie star, Koch took on leading roles in high-profile productions like the comedy "Salzburger Geschichten" by Kurt Hoffmann, opposite Rudolf Prack in the popular Heimatfilm "Die Landärztin" or as coquettish Rosalinde in the film operetta "Die Fledermaus". That she was equally convincing in dramatic roles, was proven in films like "Die Frau am dunklen Fenster".

In the 1960s, Marianne Koch frequently appeared in European and international co-productions, for instance alongside Clint Eastwood in Sergio Leone's seminal western "A Fistful of Dollars".

Moreover, Marianne Koch regularly worked in television from the mid-1950s on: She was the female lead in the successful crime miniseries "Tim Frazer" and also the titular star of the series "Die Journalistin". Over the years, the highly popular, multiple-award winning artist was also co-host of several game and talk shows formats.

Despite her numerous engagements, Marianne Koch returned to medical school in 1973 and successfully graduated two years later. From 1985 on, she worked as a physician, published several health guides and appeared as a medical expert on TV and radio shows.

Marianne Koch and her partner, author Peter Hamm, live in Tutzing, Bavaria.

Filmography

1992 Frauengeschichten: Ich wollte nie ein Filmstar werden
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1969 Das Fenster zum Garten
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1968/1969 Schreie in der Nacht
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1968/1969 Die Pistole im Park
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1967 Der Tod läuft hinterher
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1967 Tal der Hoffnung
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1967 Am Rande der Manege
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1965/1966 Einer spielt falsch
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1965/1966 Wer kennt Jonny R.?
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1965 Die Hölle von Manitoba
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1964/1967 Der Fall X 701
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1964/1965 Vergeltung in Catano
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1964 Coast of Skeletons
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1964 Für eine Handvoll Dollar
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1964 Das Ungeheuer von London-City
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1963/1964 Der letzte Ritt nach Santa Cruz
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1963 Curd Jürgens erzählt
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1962/1963 Der schwarze Panther von Ratana
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1962/1963 Tim Frazer
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1962 Liebling, ich muß dich erschießen
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1962 Heißer Hafen Hongkong
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1961/1962 Im Namen des Teufels
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1961/1962 Die Fledermaus
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1961 Napoléon II., l'Aiglon
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1961 Unter Ausschluß der Öffentlichkeit
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1960 Mit Himbeergeist geht alles besser
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1960 Heldinnen
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1960 Die Frau am dunklen Fenster
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1958/1959 Frau im besten Mannesalter
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1958 Die Landärztin
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1958 ...und nichts als die Wahrheit
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1957/1958 Gli italiani sono matti
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1957 Der Fuchs von Paris
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1957 Interlude
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1957 Vater sein dagegen sehr
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1956/1957 Der Stern von Afrika
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1956/1957 Salzburger Geschichten
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1956/1957 Four Girls in Town
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1956 Wenn wir alle Engel wären
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1956 Die Ehe des Dr. med. Danwitz
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1955 Zwei blaue Augen
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1955 Solange du lebst
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1955 Der Schmied von St. Bartholomä
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1955 Königswalzer
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1954/1955 Des Teufels General
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1954/1955 Ludwig II.
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1954 Bruder Martin
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1954 Schloß Hubertus
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1953/1954 Liebe und Trompetenblasen
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1953 Geh' mach' dein Fensterl auf
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1953 Die große Schuld
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1953 Der Klosterjäger
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1952/1953 Skandal im Mädchenpensionat
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1952/1953 Wetterleuchten am Dachstein
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1952 Der keusche Lebemann
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1951 Mein Freund, der Dieb
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1951 Das Geheimnis einer Ehe
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1950/1951 Dr. Holl
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1950 Czardas der Herzen
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1950 Der Mann, der zweimal leben wollte
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