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Therese Giehse (1898–1975)

Therese Giehse realized her passion for the theatre and acting at an early age. Though her family tried to change her mind about the theater she made her way to the stage anyway. She had a very intense friendship with the famous German writer Thomas Mann and his children Erika and Klaus. Klaus later dedicated his novel "Mephisto", which was a ... See full bio »

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Black Moon Old Lady
Münchner Geschichten Oma Anna Häusler
Sons, Mothers and a General Elfriede Bergmann
Wassa Schelesnowa Wassa Schelesnowa


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 1975 Black Moon
Old Lady (as Thérèse Giehse)
 1975 Die Gewehre der Frau Carrar (TV Movie)
Frau Perez
 1975 Weitere Aussichten (TV Movie)
Alte Frau
 1974-1975 Münchner Geschichten (TV Series)
Oma Anna Häusler
- Ois anders (1975) ... Oma Anna Häusler
- Geschäft ist Geschäft (1975) ... Oma Anna Häusler
- Der lange Weg nach Sacramento (1975) ... Oma Anna Häusler
- Ein Ziel im Leben (1975) ... Oma Anna Häusler
- Rosenzauber (1974) ... Oma Anna Häusler
 1974 Lacombe, Lucien
Bella Horn
 1971 Die Mutter (TV Movie)
Pelagea Wlassow
 1969 Eden ist fern (TV Movie)
 1969 Sturm im Wasserglas (TV Movie)
Frau Vogl
 1968 Zwischen gestern und morgen (TV Movie)
 1967 Frank V. - Die Oper einer Privatbank (TV Movie)
 1966 Magdalena (TV Movie)
Mariann Mayr - sein Weib
 1966 Musik (TV Movie)
Frau Oberst Hühnerwadel / Aufseherin
 1965 Der Sündenbock (TV Movie)
 1964 Die Physiker (TV Movie)
Dr. Mathilde von Zahnd
 1964 Haben (TV Movie)
Frau Képes
 1963 Eine Dummheit macht auch der Gescheiteste (TV Movie)
 1963 Wassa Schelesnowa (TV Movie)
Wassa Schelesnowa
 1962 Die Physiker (TV Movie)
Dr. Mathilde von Zahnd
 1962 Große Monologe (TV Series)
- Salz und Tabak (1962)
 1961 Die Unterrichtsstunde (TV Movie)
Das Dienstmädchen
 1960 Sturm im Wasserglas
Frau Vogel
 1958 Petersburg Nights
 1958 Mädchen in Uniform
 1957 Der 10. Mai
Ida Herz
 1956 Zärtliches Geheimnis
Mutter Lindner, Witwe
 1955 Roman einer Siebzehnjährigen
Anna Hoffmann
 1955 Sons, Mothers and a General
Elfriede Bergmann
 1952 Vater braucht eine Frau
Frau Nickel
 1952 No Greater Love
Frau im Abteil
 1948 Anna Karenina
 1947 The Mark of Cain
Sister Seraphine (as Therèse Giehse)
 1945 The Last Chance
Frau Wittels
 1942 Das Gespensterhaus
 1937 Hans im Glück (Short)
 1933 Rund um eine Million
Melanies Mutter
 1933 Der Meisterdetektiv
Frl. Holzapfel
 1932 Die Zwei vom Südexpress
Frau Brennecke
 1932 Die verkaufte Braut
Photo Concession Barker (uncredited)
 1931 Eight Days of Happiness
Frau Mayer
 1928 Der Fremdenlegionär
Die Mutter
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The The Pepper Mill. Musical revue. Music by Magnus Henning, Aaron Copland, Peter Kreuder, Herbert Murril and Werner Kruse. Book by W.H. Auden, Klaus Mann, Erich Muhsam, Ernst Toller and Erica Mann. Book adapted by John La Touche and Edwin Denby. Directed by Therese Giehse. Chanin Auditorium: 5 Jan 1937- Jan 1937 (closing date ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Therèse Giehse | Thérèse Giehse

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Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Giehse continued to perform many lead roles in various theaters in Germany, often using her considerable comic skills to play character roles, as well as great dramatic roles, such as the leads in several landmark productions by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, the world premiere of "The Visit" in 1956, and "The Physicists" in 1962. See more »

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