Lotte Neumann

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Lotte Neumann, photograph (around 1922) by Alexander Binder
Lotte Neumann in the cloakroom, 1920

Lotte Neumann , née Charlotte Pötler , (born August 5, 1896 in Berlin , † February 27, 1977 in Gaißach ) was a German actress , screenwriter and producer .


She began her theater career at the age of 13 as a choir singer at the Komische Oper and the Komödienhaus in Berlin. In 1912 she received her first film role through Max Mack .

She played cheeky brats in serious and cheerful productions, at the same time she appeared on Berlin stages. Between 1916 and 1918 she also tried her hand at writing, and in 1916 she founded Lotte-Neumann-Film-GmbH, which existed until 1919. She remained a popular film actress through the 1920s, portraying elegant young women.

It was only during her lengthy divorce proceedings, which ran from 1929 to 1932, that she ended her career as an actress. From 1933 she worked as a film writer under the pseudonym CH Diller. Diller was her mother's maiden name. In 1935 she entered into a professional partnership with the author Walter Wassermann , which lasted until 1944.

After the end of the war, she finished her work as a screenwriter and lived first at her mother's place of residence in Gmund am Tegernsee , then in Gaißach, where she also died.

Filmography (selection)




  • Kay Less : The film's great personal dictionary . The actors, directors, cameramen, producers, composers, screenwriters, film architects, outfitters, costume designers, editors, sound engineers, make-up artists and special effects designers of the 20th century. Volume 5: L - N. Rudolf Lettinger - Lloyd Nolan. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-89602-340-3 .

Web links

Commons : Lotte Neumann  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Lotte Neumann's biography at the German Film Institute