Painter, filmmaker, author and media artist Lutz Dammbeck was born in Leipzig in 1948. He studied at the Academy for Graphic Art and Book Design from 1967 to 1972. While a student he started working with animation and proposed ideas for films to the DEFA Studio for Animation Film. But it was not until 1975 that he produced Der Mond (The Moon), his first animated film.
Fred Delmare was born in Hüttensteinach (Thuringia) on April 24, 1922. He studied at the Hebbel Theater Acting School, and from 1950 to 1970 he was a member of the Leipzig Schauspielhaus ensemble.
Thomas Roesler, whose artist’s name is Tohm di Roes, was born in Gera in 1960. He earned his living as a casual laborer, musician, and writer. He became known for his language plays, creations, and visual effects – “Dada excesses” – which he used in written and performed texts and poems.
The actress Barbara Dittus was known for her talent at playing confident, sensible women. She was born in Guben (now Poland) on July 11, 1939. As a schoolgirl she could be heard on children’s radio. From 1956 to 1961 Dittus studied acting at the Academy of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. She was a member of the company at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin (1962-67) and the Berlin Ensemble (1968-93).
Angelica Domröse was born in Berlin on April 4, 1941. At 16, she applied to the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg; although she was rejected, she continued dreaming of becoming an actress. She was selected from a pool of 1500 young girls who auditioned for the role of Siegi, a lively young woman worker in Slatan Dudow’s 1959 comedy, Verwirrung der Liebe.
Andreas Dresen was born in Gera, East Germany, in 1963. He initially worked as a sound engineer for the Schwerin Theater, before he studied directing at the Konrad Wolf Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. He began working as a screenwriter and director in 1992. His debut film, Stilles Land, took the 1993 Berlin Film Festival by storm.
Roland Dressel was born in Meerane, Germany, in 1932. He trained as a photographer from 1953 to 1954. As of 1954, he worked at the East German DEFA Studio for Feature Films as a location photographer and assistant cameraman. After an additional apprenticeship, he became a director of photography in 1965.
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Slatan Dudow was born in Tsaribrod, Bulgaria, on January 30, 1903. Influenced by revolutionary ideas, Dudow moved to Berlin at nineteen, abandoning his earlier plan to study architecture, and instead studied theater with Max Herrmann from 1925 to 1926. Dudow was also fascinated with film and became a film reviewer for a Bulgarian newspaper. He was on the set for the filming of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.
Fred Düren was born in Berlin on December 2, 1928. After WWII, he studied at the acting school of the Deutsches Theater from 1945 to 1947. In 1958, Düren joined the Deutsches Theater, after performing with the Berliner Ensemble. Düren is known for his exceptional interpretation of both classical and modern roles.