Ellen Tiedtke

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Ellen Tiedtke (right) in the election of the "television favorites 1987"

Ellen Tiedtke (born March 16, 1930 in Bischofsburg , East Prussia) is a German actress and cabaret artist .


She achieved her greatest fame in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) through the children's program " Ellentie ", which was broadcast on Wednesday from 1983 to 1991 in the second program of GDR television , which consisted of films, games and conversations with children. For this mission, it was by the readers of the East German television magazine " FF doing " twice for television favorite selected.

In addition, she played in 1964 in the television thriller Double or Nothing and in the DEFA comedy Without Passport in Strangers' Beds , in 1980 in the political drama Die Verlobte and between 1978 and 1983 in various roles in several " Clown Ferdinand " television films for children. In 1985 she released a record with the title “Ellen Tiedtke sings with heart and nose” (LP LITERA 8 65 375) on the GDR record label Litera .

She performed cabaret in 1956/1957 in the " Leipziger Pfeffermühle " and then until 1964 in the Berlin ensemble " Die Distel ". She then worked as a freelance singer in the style of Claire Waldoff . In 1961 she was awarded the art prize of the German Democratic Republic and the collective of the cabaret "Die Distel" the National Prize of East Germany .

She was married to Hans Rascher .


  • With the joke in the neck - Ellen Tiedtke & Hans Rascher - texts, songs, chansons and hits from the years 1954–1985. CD. Berlin 2008, self-irony publisher (series: Cabaret artists of the GDR, Vol. 4)

Filmography (selection)

  • 1960: The barbed animal - prevention is better than howl (short film)
  • 1961: The barbed animal - The morality from the balcony railing (short film)
  • 1964: Double or Nothing (TV)
  • 1965: Without a passport in someone else's bed
  • 1975: Our Schmutzmoritz (speaking role)
  • 1978: Ferdinand, what now? (TV)
  • 1979: Ferdinand saves the sun (TV)
  • 1980: Ferdinand becomes a father (TV)
  • 1980: The fiancée
  • 1981: Ferdinand is looking for the rainbow (TV)
  • 1983: Ferdinand in the realm of sound (TV)

Radio plays


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