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. She was a hit in her first leading role, in Slatan Dudow’s 1958 film, Verwirrung der Liebe, and subsequently studied acting at the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg from 1959 to 1961. On stage she acted in the Berliner Ensemble until 1967 and then at the Berlin Volksbühne until 1979.
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 has been the director of cinematography for over 30 films. Born in Meerane in 1932, he trained as a photographer. As of 1954, he worked at the East German DEFA Studio for Feature Films as a location photographer and assistant cameraman and, after an additional apprenticeship, he became a cameraman in 1965.
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Slatan Dudow was born in Zaribrod, Bulgaria, on January 30, 1903. Influenced by revolutionary ideas, Dudow moved to Berlin at nineteen. He abandoned his earlier plan to study architecture and instead studied theater with Max Herrmann from 1925 to 1926.
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.
Helmut Dziuba was born in Dresden in 1933. He studied directing under Sergei Gerassimov and Michail Romm at the Moscow Film Academy (VGIK) from 1953 to 1962, along with Aleksandr Mitta and Andrei Tarkovsky.
Kaspar Eichel was born in Berlin on November 27, 1942. His father, Wito Eichel, was an author and later became the director of the DEFA Studio for Synchronization. From 1960 to 1963, Eichel studied acting at the Staatliche Schauspielschule (State Academy of Dramatic Art, now: Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch”) in Berlin.
Elfriede Née (Ruth Solter) was born in 1922 in Königsberg (now: Kaliningrad, Russia). She worked in Lübeck, Erlangen and Darmstadt. In 1948, she moved to Leipzig and played at the Schauspielhaus, including in Goethe’s Faust (1949).