Dorothea Wieck

Dorothea Bertha Olivia Wieck (3 January 1908 in Davos, Switzerland – 19 February 1986 in Berlin, West Germany) was a German theatre and film actress.

Dorothea Wieck, in Gohlis, Leipzig (1946)
Dorothea Wieck is buried in Friedhof Heerstraße, Berlin-Westend

Early yearsEdit

Wieck was born Dorothea Bertha Olivia Wieck and grew up in southern Germany and Sweden. She was descended from musician Clara Schumann.[1]


Wieck launched her acting career on stage in 1924 and made her screen debut in German films in 1926,[1] appearing in several silent films. She became widely known through her leading role in the 1931 film Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform).

Wieck appeared in around 50 films and played on the stages of many large theatres, notably at the Deutsches Theater and the Schillertheater, Berlin. She also worked as a theatre director. After World War II, she appeared in films only in supporting roles, and she withdrew from films almost entirely in the early 1960s.

Wieck's American film debut came in Cradle Song (1933).[2]

In 1973, Wieck received the Film Ribbon in Gold of the Deutscher Filmpreis for long and outstanding achievements in German film.

Personal lifeEdit

Wieck was married to Baron Ernest von der Decken.[3]


Wieck is buried at the cemetery Friedhof Heerstraße in Berlin.



  1. ^ a b Bock, ans-Michael; Bergfelder, im (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books. p. 530. ISBN 9780857455659. Retrieved 4 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Reid, Larry (January 1934). "Taking in the Talkies". Movie Classic. 5 (5): 10. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  3. ^ Waldman, Harry; Slide, Anthony (1996). Hollywood and the Foreign Touch: A Dictionary of Foreign Filmmakers and Their Films from America, 1910-1995. Scarecrow Press. pp. 306–308. ISBN 9780810831926. Retrieved 4 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


  1. ^ Anastasia, die letzte Zarentochter (1956) is not to be confused with Anastasia, also from 1956.

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