Lola Müthel

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Lola Müthel (real birth name: Lütcke , later Helgar , then Caninenberg ; born March 9, 1919 in Darmstadt , † December 11, 2011 in Graefelfing ) was a German actress and radio play speaker .


Lola Müthel was the daughter of the operetta singer Marga Reuter and the director Lothar Müthel . So the way to the theater was not far. She received her training at the Staatliche Schauspielbühne Berlin. Lola Müthel was discovered by Gustaf Gründgens in the late 1930s . At 17 she was his partner for the first time on the stage of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin . In addition to Gründgens as a director, the director Jürgen Fehling worked with her. After the Second World War , she first played again at the Deutsches Theater in the eastern part of the city, then went to Frankfurt am Main and was also seen in the Zurich Schauspielhaus. However, the Frankfurt theater became her artistic home. There she met her second husband, the actor Hans Caninenberg (1913-2008), whom she married in 1958. Since her husband worked a lot for the still young television, the family (a daughter from his first marriage, a son with Hans Caninenberg) moved to Munich in the 1960s ; after 1966 Graefelfing was her place of residence. After a few years as a touring actress, Kurt Meisel brought her to the Munich Residenztheater in the early 1970s . Here she remained firmly engaged until 1984. Since then she has worked as a freelancer.

In the course of her career, Lola Müthel was seen in all the great classic roles that the theater has to offer, which, however, did not prevent her from appearing in the boulevard theater or in musicals . In the 1950s she played with Johannes Heesters in one of the first musical productions in Germany: Kiss Me, Kate . She also participated in many film and television productions.

She was also active as a radio play speaker. For example, she also appeared in two of the famous Paul Temple radio plays , namely in 1962 in Paul Temple and the Margo case (directed by Eduard Hermann ) and in 1966 in Paul Temple and the Geneva case (directed by Otto Düben ).

Her written estate is in the archive of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin.


Radio plays


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Obituary notice in the SZ from December 14, 2011
  2. Lola-Müthel-Archiv Inventory overview on the website of the Academy of Arts in Berlin.